Seeking a Human Spaceflight Program Worthy of a Great Nation

REVIEW OF U.S. HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT PLANS COMMITTEE ( - )

"The [Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee] shall conduct an independent review of ongoing U.S. human space flight plans and programs, as well as alternatives, to ensure the nation is pursuing the best trajectory for the future of human space flight – one that is safe, innovative, affordable, and sustainable. The Committee should aim to identify and characterize a range of options that spans the reasonable possibilities for continuation of U.S. human space flight activities beyond retirement of the Space Shuttle. The identification and characterization of these options should address the following objectives: a) expediting a new U.S. capability to support utilization of the International Space Station (ISS); b) supporting missions to the Moon and other destinations beyond low Earth orbit (LEO); c) stimulating commercial space flight capability; and d) fitting within the current budget profile for NASA exploration activities." This is their final report. - Summary by from the Committee Charter

Genre(s): Technology & Engineering, Exploration

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface KevinS
00:03:36
Play 02 Executive Summary, part 1 Availle
00:29:32
Play 03 Executive Summary, part 2 Availle
00:20:15
Play 04 Chapter 1.0 - Introduction ToddHW
00:17:17
Play 05 Chapter 2.0 - U.S. Human Spaceflight: Historical Review BettyB
00:20:35
Play 06 Chapter 3.0 - Goals and Future Destinations for Exploration, part 1 Lynda Marie Neilson
00:40:46
Play 07 Chapter 3.0 - Goals and Future Destinations for Exploration, part 2 Lynda Marie Neilson
00:26:31
Play 08 Chapter 4.0 - Current Human Spaceflight Programs, part 1 Patrick Mchaffie
00:36:04
Play 09 Chapter 4.0 - Current Human Spaceflight Programs, part 2 Patrick Mchaffie
00:41:13
Play 10 Chapter 4.0 - Current Human Spaceflight Programs, part 3 Patrick Mchaffie
00:19:52
Play 11 Chapter 5.0 - Launch to Low-Earth Orbit and Beyond, part 1 Maria Kasper
00:32:46
Play 12 Chapter 5.0 - Launch to Low-Earth Orbit and Beyond, part 2 Maria Kasper
00:39:52
Play 13 Chapter 6.0 - Program Options and Evaluation, part 1 Lynda Marie Neilson
00:36:29
Play 14 Chapter 6.0 - Program Options and Evaluation, part 2 Lynda Marie Neilson
00:27:06
Play 15 Chapter 6.0 - Program Options and Evaluation, part 3 Lynda Marie Neilson
00:31:56
Play 16 Chapter 6.0 - Program Options and Evaluation, part 4 Lynda Marie Neilson
00:33:08
Play 17 Chapter 7.0 - Critical Technologies for Sustainable Exploration J. M. Smallheer
00:31:31
Play 18 Chapter 8.0 - Partnerships Lynda Marie Neilson
00:33:41
Play 19 Chapter 9.0 - Concluding Observations KevinS
00:25:59