Driving Towards Success in Human Spaceflight

“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.  The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.”
–Denis Waitley

In recent weeks, President Obama spoke about his space policy at the Kennedy Space Center, and NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden addressed NASA employees from the Johnson Space Center.  Various internal teams at NASA continue working on the plans to implement the new space policy, Congress continues with its hearings, and the media and bloggerati continue to debate the merits of the proposed changes from polarized extremes.  Clearly, we have a long way to go – how are we doing so far?  To look at this, I’ll review the types of changes underway and where I see each of the key components in its quest to drive towards success.

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Driving Towards Success in Human Spaceflight