Accession Number : ADA327961

Title :   A Forecast of Space Technology 1980-2000,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : James, J. N. ; McDonald, R. R.

PDF Url : ADA327961

Report Date : JAN 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 321

Abstract : The purpose of this document is to forecast the future of space technology in the United States during the last quarter of this century. Through science and technology, we have the means for ennobling the life styles of humanity and answering the questions which human beings have asked throughout history. Or, we have the means for global destruction. As ever, civilization and society are on trial, confronted with crises in population growth, natural resources, energy, pollution, and worldwide social, political, and economic unrest. With the dramatic space accomplishments of the United States during the past decade, this is an appropriate time to assess the position of the space program and its technology vis-a-vis the needs and hopes of the American and global societies during the next few decades.

Descriptors :   *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, EMERGENCIES, DATA MANAGEMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, GROWTH(GENERAL), POPULATION, SPACE SCIENCES, ENERGY MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE