The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration
Who Will Compete, Who Will Dominate?
Written by a graduate from NASA Langley Research Center, this book offers a complete overview of all of NASA's next steps in space, including how future space exploration is to be funded and how space tourism is to be regulated
Summarizes future space exploration plans in development both in the US and abroad, including the increased shift to space privatization as changes in NASA's mission bring it into partnership with commercial space companies
Considers the U.S. political climate regarding its tolerance for risk in space travel and whether the US will continue to invest in the space arena, as the SpaceShip Two crash illustrates why mistakes become deadly
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