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Macromanagement of space enterprise

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Abstract

The prototypes of 21st-century management, particularly with reference to managing large-scale enterprises, may be found partially in the last half century within the global space program [2]. The Space Age inaugurated a number of macroprojects by both the U.S.A. and the former U.S.S.R. of such scope and magnitude that another type of management had to be created to ensure successful achievement [3]. The opening of the high frontier is a powerful catalyst not only to the development of new technologies, but also to the advancement of numerous fields of knowledge, such as macroengineering and macromanagement. The premier space writer, Leonard David, said it best:

“Cynics like to say the future of space exploration isn’t what it used to be. Or even worse, that the future has been cancelled. But you have only to look skyward on any clear night to see the future is alive and doing well. Silently sweeping across the backdrop of stars, humankind’s genius parades itself in the form of artificial satellites, space shuttles, and orbiting outposts. Each is a foothold into the future!” [4].

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Space Station International Space Station Space Program Space Management Global Space 
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