Exploration, Society, & the Future
As we look to expand our presence beyond Earth, cross-cutting technological, policy, and societal considerations need to be addressed. CSPS research examines the methodologies and implications of potential futures, the changing nature of civil space exploration, and the role society plays in both.
Charting a Course Through Cislunar Master Planning
Many U.S. private sector companies and other spacefaring nations have their sights set on cislunar space. Why do we need a coordinated cislunar master planning effort?
Avoiding Costly Delays in Human Space Exploration: Historical Perspectives on NASA Programs
Development of a human exploration endeavor is a multi-decade initiative. What lessons have been learned from the past to benefit the future?
The In-Space Rescue Capability Gap
Neither the U.S. government nor commercial spaceflight providers have plans in place to rescue a crew from a distressed spacecraft in low Earth orbit or anywhere else in space. Given the need to revisit space rescue policies, what are the potential solutions and policy options for improving safety during space travel?
Latest Papers, Events & News
A Safety Framework for Commercial Human Spaceflight
Mapping Our Way to Sustainable Cislunar
Fact or (Science) Fiction of Space Diplomacy
Exploration Beyond JWST
What's It Like Working on Mars?
Guiding the Future of Spaceflight Safety
Breaking Through in Space
Using Strategic Foresight & Futures Thinking in Developing Space Policy & Strategy
Bringing More Stars to Space: DEI Across the Sector
Space: Safe, Secure and Sustainable
Exploration, Society, & the Future Podcasts
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