"In 1989 I edited a somewhat similar group of essays published by Westview under the title Space Policy Reconsidered. The preface to that volume began with this statement: For some time space policy debate has been too constrained by pre-existing assumptions and programs. There is also a related need for a community of independent space policy analysts in order to inform those discussions. The aim of this book is to take a step toward meeting such needs. That statement is repeated here because it is still valid - and this book is intended to address the same unmet needs."
Table of Contents
Preface -- List of Contributors -- 1 Introduction /Radford Byerly, Jr -- PART ONE: OVERVIEW -- 2 The Future of the Unmanned Space Program /Albert D. Wheelon -- 3 The Lonely Race to Mars: The Future of Manned Spaceflight /Alex Roland -- PART TWO: CoNIEXT -- 4 The NASA Budget: For Whom, For What, and How Big? /Molly K. Macauley -- 5 NASA and the Budget Process /Michael L Telson -- 6 Decision Making and Accountability in the U.S. Space Program: A Perspective /Jack D. Fellows -- 7 The Role of Incentives and Accountability in Industry and Government /Angelo Guastaferro -- 8 Policy Issues Pertaining to the Space Exploration Initiative /Maxime A. Paget -- 9 Low Cost Access to Space for Small Science and Technology /Paul J. Coleman, Jr -- PART THREE: PROGRAMS -- 10 NASA's Space Science Program: The Vision and the Reality /Richard McCray and S. Alan Stern -- 11 And Then There Was One: The Changing Character of NASA's Space Science Flight Program /S. Alan Stern and M. Jay Habegger -- 12 EOS, the Earth Observing System: NASA's Global Change Research Mission /Ferris Webster -- 13 The Future of the Space Station Program /Ronald D. Brunner, Radford Byerly, Jr., and Roger A. Pielke, Jr -- 14 The Space Shuttle Program: "Performance Versus Promise" . /Roger A. Pielke, Jr., and Radford Byerly, Jr -- PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONS -- 15 Imagined Frontiers: Westward Expansion and the Future of the Space Program /Patricia Nelson Limerick -- 16 Can the United States Conduct a Vigorous Civilian Space Program? /Radford Byerly, Jr -- Index.