“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
I’ve been giving a lot of consideration recently to the degree of change facing NASA’s human spaceflight endeavor under the proposed new space policy where NASA hands off routine access to low Earth orbit to the commercial sector and concentrates on exploration beyond. On one hand, I offered that the change is transitional (i.e., mid-range) on the transactional, transitional, and transformational change spectrum. (Transactional change occurs when the number, breadth, and depth of change is small and the outcome is predictable; transitional change is when the number is small yet the outcome is unpredictable, or the number is huge yet the outcome is predictable; and transformational change is when the number is huge and the outcome is unpredictable.)
So is it?