Sustaining American Space Leadership In An Age Of Disruption
Since the dawn of the Space Age – and even earlier – visionaries have dreamed of routine spaceflight for science, exploration, and commerce. Achieving their dream would be a major milestone in culmination of humankind’s long history of gazing at the stars and contemplating the unknown. Today, we are in a period of transition: the dream of a vibrant space economy is on its way to becoming reality. The United States government and private industry both played a key role in making it happen, and the U.S. has the opportunity to continue its leadership during an ongoing period of disruption.