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
Early NASA Recruitment for Women and African Americans
Human Spaceflight Safety: Regulatory Issues and Mitigating Concepts
Strategic Foresight: Addressing Uncertainty in Long-Term Strategic Planning
Are We Alone? Solar Gravitational Lens Enterprise
To the Moon and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities for NASA’s Artemis Program
Evolving STEM Education
Cislunar Stewardship: Planning for Sustainability and International Cooperation
Inspiring the Next Generation of Space Explorers with Astronaut Larry DeLucas
The Value of Space
The Value of Space
Exploration, Society, & the Future Podcasts
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