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
GPS for Humanity- What's Next?
Curating Space Exploration at the Smithsonian
Educating the Space Forces at NSSI
Charting the Risks- NASA for the 21st Century
U.S. Fishing for Defense Tech to Protect International Waters
Learning the Risks of Long-Duration Human Space Flight
Space rescue: The lessons from history that could save lives
Value of Space Summit 2021
Inspiring a More Secure World
“Fast Forward,” ASCEND’s New On-Demand Interview Series, Envisions Our Off-World Future
Exploration, Society, & the Future Podcasts
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