Reappraising the Space Shuttle Programby Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III
Abstract: This paper argues that the experience of the Space Shuttle program has been misinterpreted. Conventional wisdom holds that the shuttle is an example of a weak national commitment. This paper critiques conventional wisdom as inadequate for future policy purposes, setting the stage for a reappraisal of the Space Shuttle program experience.
Subject Headings: Aircraft and spacecraft
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