Issues in Brief, No. 3, October 2008

The Future of Space ExlorationThe Future of Space Exploration: The Next 50 Years
By Supriya Chakrabarti


October 2008 (8 pages)
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This policy brief flows from the 2007 Pardee Center conference on The Future of Space and lays out a set fo critical challenges for the next 50 years of space explorations.

The paper concludes, the “ever-wdening chasm between what can be done technically and what there is motivation to do must be bridged by emphasizing the many benefits of space exploration to teh human race and indeed its long term vitality and survival.”

Prof. Supriya Chakrabarti is a professor of astronomy and director of the Center for Space Physics at Boston University.