New details of proposed changes in U.S. space policy show a dramatic shift away from the technology “pull” of a human return to the Moon to a much broader search for new technical approaches to exploring farther afield. This means U.S. astronauts would be spending their flight time for the foreseeable future on the International Space Station (ISS), doing scientific research and engineering demonstrations. Longer term, NASA’s new managers hope U.S. crews might be able to use some of the ...


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