Accession Number : ADA338858

Title :   Improving NASA's Technology for Space Science

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA338858

Report Date : 01 JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : The continued advance of the nation's space program is directly dependent upon the development and use of new technology. Technology is the foundation for every aspect of space missions and ground operations. The improvements in technology that will enable future advances are not only in device and system performance, but also in permitting missions to be carried out more rapidly and at lower cost. Although more can be done with current technology, NASA's recent call for new and innovative approaches should not be answered by employing only today's technologies; new technologies with revolutionary potential should be sought. The study reported here was performed to identify means to enhance the development of technologies for the space sciences and applications.

Descriptors :   *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, *SPACE MISSIONS, *ASTRONAUTICS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SPACE SYSTEMS, GRAVITY, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, SPACE FLIGHT, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, ASTROPHYSICS, SPACE EXPLORATION.

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE