Aviation Week & Space Technology – Human Exploration, June 23

Space exploration is giving way to space “pioneering” at NASA and its international and commercial partners, as institutions and companies born during the Cold War space race come to grips with new political and fiscal realities. In a series of interviews with key thinkers in the field, Aviation Week's Frank Morring discovers that cooperation and collaboration are replacing competition as mankind continues to press toward Mars in a go-as-you-can-pay manner. The grandiose mission-oriented engineering strategies of the past are giving way to the modular approaches of computer science, where the idea is to create capabilities and use them over and over to different ends. 

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