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An Interim Report on NASA's Draft Space Technology Roadmaps

An Interim Report on NASA's Draft Space Technology Roadmaps

For the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to achieve many of its space science and exploration goals over the next several decades, dramatic advances in space technology will be necessary. NASA has developed a set of 14 draft roadmaps to guide the development o... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780309218757
Published 15 October 2011 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Steering Committee for the NASA Technology Roadmaps
By Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Research Council, National
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ISBN-13 9780309218757
ISBN-10 0309218756
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Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Publication Date 15 October 2011
International Publication Date 18 October 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Steering Committee for the NASA Technology Roadmaps
By Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Research Council, National
Category Space Science
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Astronautics and state - United States, United States - Technological innovations, Astronautics - Technological innovations - United States
NBS Text Other Specific Technologies
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 629.40973
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For the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to achieve many of its space science and exploration goals over the next several decades, dramatic advances in space technology will be necessary. NASA has developed a set of 14 draft roadmaps to guide the development of such technologies under the leadership of the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT). Each roadmap focuses on a particular technology area. OCT requested that the National Research Council conduct a study to review the draft roadmaps, gather and assess relevant community input, and make recommendations and suggest priorities to inform NASA's decisions as it finalizes its roadmaps. The success of OCT's technology development program is essential, because technological breakthroughs have long been the foundation of NASA's successes, from its earliest days, to the Apollo program, to a vast array of space science missions and the International Space Station. This report identifies some gaps in the technologies included in the individual roadmaps. It suggests that the effectiveness of the NASA space technology program can be enhanced by employing proven management practices and principles including increasing program stability, addressing facility issues, and supporting adequate flight tests of new technologies. This interim report provides several additional observations that will be expanded on in the final report to be released in 2012--

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