Human Spaceflight: A New Paradigm   Andrew Chaikin 2-22-12
It’s all about the Narrative ...      “They’re following our script”             -- Wernher von Braun to Ward Kimball,    ...
“When you’re making an impossible dreamcome true, you can’t do business as usual.”                                   -- Al...
Onward and Upward .... ?                                                                “2001”                            ...
text“Three ships is a lot of ships. Why can’t you prove the worldis round with one ship?”                 The New Yorker, ...
A New Narrative
“A butterfly bolted to a bullet”
Field of Dreams (a.k.a., The Next Logical Step)Popular Science, February 1985
WHAT Gold Rush?
The Dream That Fell to Earth
ISS: Another Engineering Marvel ...           ... At What Cost?
WHY SPACE?“We have been given eyes to see what the light year worldscannot see of themselves. We have been given hands to ...
WE MUST CHANGE THE COST SIDE OF THE COST-BENEFIT EQUATION.WHY HASN’T THAT HAPPENED LONG AGO?
THE “SELF-LICKING ICE CREAM CONE”
T+50 Years:                  ROUTINEIt’s STILL a Dream ...     AFFORDABLE                         SUSTAINABLE.
“When you’re making an impossible dreamcome true, you can’t do business as usual.”                                   -- Al...
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  1. 1. Human Spaceflight: A New Paradigm Andrew Chaikin 2-22-12
  2. 2. It’s all about the Narrative ... “They’re following our script” -- Wernher von Braun to Ward Kimball, December 1968
  3. 3. “When you’re making an impossible dreamcome true, you can’t do business as usual.” -- Alan Bean
  4. 4. Onward and Upward .... ? “2001” 1969 1936 “The future ain’t what it used to be.” -- Yogi Berra 1903
  5. 5. text“Three ships is a lot of ships. Why can’t you prove the worldis round with one ship?” The New Yorker, 1970
  6. 6. A New Narrative
  7. 7. “A butterfly bolted to a bullet”
  8. 8. Field of Dreams (a.k.a., The Next Logical Step)Popular Science, February 1985
  9. 9. WHAT Gold Rush?
  10. 10. The Dream That Fell to Earth
  11. 11. ISS: Another Engineering Marvel ... ... At What Cost?
  12. 12. WHY SPACE?“We have been given eyes to see what the light year worldscannot see of themselves. We have been given hands to touchthe miraculous. We have been given hearts to know theincredible. Can we shrink back to bed in our funeral clothes? Marssays we cannot..... Free of the protection of the solid rock in which we hid to inventfire, now we stand unprotected in an invisible rain that showersfrom the Universe and will either cleanse us or melt us to nothing.” -- Ray Bradbury Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars
  13. 13. WE MUST CHANGE THE COST SIDE OF THE COST-BENEFIT EQUATION.WHY HASN’T THAT HAPPENED LONG AGO?
  14. 14. THE “SELF-LICKING ICE CREAM CONE”
  15. 15. T+50 Years: ROUTINEIt’s STILL a Dream ... AFFORDABLE SUSTAINABLE.
  16. 16. “When you’re making an impossible dreamcome true, you can’t do business as usual.” -- Alan Bean

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