NASA 4.0: The Evolution of America’s Human Space Exploration Program - Mark K. Craig

Since Alan Shepard's historic flight in 1961, NASA human space exploration's mission has been reinvented several times to meet the needs and address the opportunities of its changing environment. This talk will examine the “trajectory" of human space exploration from its storied past into its emerging future, a future shaped by its role in the commercial development of space to pursue enduring national interests, to enhance the sustainability of the exploration enterprise and, ultimately, to expand permanent human presence beyond low Earth orbit.