Many of the capabilities NASA hopes to develop under its new open-ended technology push will serve the agency’s robotic space-science missions as well as human exploration beyond low Earth orbit, according to Administrator Charles Bolden’s top advisers on science and on technology. High on that list is power for deep-space exploration, regardless of whether the exploration is robotic or human, says Chief Technologist Bobby Braun. Similarly, the same advanced propulsion technologies that ...

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