Accession Number : ADB310563


Title :   Long-Term Prospects for Developments in Space (A Scenario Approach)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Brown, William M ; Kahn, Herman


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b310563.pdf


Report Date : 30 Oct 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 311


Abstract : The basic purpose of this report is to formulate some useful and interesting images of the long-term future of space, and to encourage and facilitate the use of such images and scenarios by NASA in its studies, planning, and public information programs. We realize that NASA already makes use of scenarios in its planning functions, but the deliberate formulation of long-term scenarios and images of the future has usually been left to outside freelance writers. We believe it is quite useful, perhaps important, for NASA to intervene in this process and also to facilitate it. Some of the current relatively low interest in NASA programs undoubtedly is due to the public's failure to understand how exciting space development can be in the medium term (1985-2000) as well as in the centuries beyond this one.


Descriptors :   *SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , *SPACE EXPLORATION , *SPACE TECHNOLOGY , IMAGES , PLANNING , SCENARIOS


Subject Categories : Astronautics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE