America’s space shuttle fleet is grounded, the International Space Station has been scaled back, and NASA is still floundering in the wake of the Columbia accident. The space agency’s woes are only worsened by its failure to make a compelling case for why we should send humans into space at all. Adam Keiper defends our moral obligation to go to space and suggests a bold new course for America’s space program.
Ethics & Public Policy Center
A New Vision for NASA
Published in The New Atlantis, Number 3, Fall 2003, pp. 3-22. on November 18, 2003