“ Industry Perspectives on the Future of Exploration” Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium Ron Wetmore Vice President, Exp...
Perspectives on Exploration <ul><li>Constellation Architecture provides sound foundation </li></ul><ul><li>NASA Industry p...
Constellation Architecture <ul><li>Provides Sound Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of Human and Robotic missions m...
NASA and LMC Progress Orion Launch Abort System Propulsion Testing The Orion Pad Abort Crew Module (CM) pathfinder weight ...
NASA Industry Partnership <ul><li>The NASA Industry partnership is critical to the future of Space Exploration </li></ul><...
Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>NASA  Budget  </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging economic times won't last </li></ul><ul><...
Public and Political Support <ul><li>Constellation is a decadal Program </li></ul><ul><li>Congress is providing bipartisan...
Conclusion <ul><li>Constellation is achievable  </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges can be overcome </li></ul><ul><li>Congress an...
 
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Presentation by Ron Wetmore (Vice President, Exploration Systems, Lockheed martin) at the Von Braun Memorial Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, 22 October 2008.

<a href="http://astronautical.org/vonbraun/vonbraun-2008/session5">http://astronautical.org/vonbraun/vonbraun-2008/session5</a>

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Industry Perspectives on the Future of Exploration

  1. 1. “ Industry Perspectives on the Future of Exploration” Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium Ron Wetmore Vice President, Exploration Systems Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company October 2008
  2. 2. Perspectives on Exploration <ul><li>Constellation Architecture provides sound foundation </li></ul><ul><li>NASA Industry partnership is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Public and Political Support </li></ul>
  3. 3. Constellation Architecture <ul><li>Provides Sound Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of Human and Robotic missions maximize investment </li></ul><ul><li>Past & current investments are being leveraged </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated progress </li></ul>
  4. 4. NASA and LMC Progress Orion Launch Abort System Propulsion Testing The Orion Pad Abort Crew Module (CM) pathfinder weight check Ares I-X FSAM Harness near Completion
  5. 5. NASA Industry Partnership <ul><li>The NASA Industry partnership is critical to the future of Space Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Partners allow NASA to leverage lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with State and Local Governments </li></ul>
  6. 6. Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>NASA Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging economic times won't last </li></ul><ul><li>Transition from Shuttle to Constellation and the &quot;Gap&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Constellation as a National resource and source of National pride </li></ul>
  7. 7. Public and Political Support <ul><li>Constellation is a decadal Program </li></ul><ul><li>Congress is providing bipartisan support </li></ul><ul><li>The Public needs to be educated on the what, why, when, how of Constellation </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in Space is a good investment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Constellation is achievable </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges can be overcome </li></ul><ul><li>Congress and the Public become advocates when made aware of the benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in Space...the Benefits are Limitless </li></ul>

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