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the nasa technology push towards future space mission systemsAs a result of the new Space Policy, the NASA technology program has been called upon to a provide a solid base of national capabilities and talent to serve NASA's civil space program, commercial, and other space sector interests. This paper describes the new technology program structure and its characteristics, traces its origin and evolution, and projects the likely near- and far-term strategic steps. It addresses the alternative 'push-pull' approaches to technology development, the readiness levels to which the technology needs to be developed for effective technology transfer, and the focused technology programs currently being implemented to satisfy the needs of future space systems.
Sadin, Stanley R. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States) Povinelli, Frederick P. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States) Rosen, Robert (NASA Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology Washington, DC, United States)
August 14, 2013
October 1, 1988