The latest from Bob Mitchell

  • Supporting Human Spaceflight Is the Right Thing to do

    The highly anticipated report from the Augustine Committee, the White House-chartered panel to review U.S. space policy led by former Lockheed Martin chief executive Norman Augustine, has been released. The panel is to be commended on writing such a thorough review of U.S. human spaceflight options in a short period of time. The report identified various alternatives for NASA’s human spaceflight program. While each offers a varying degree of human spaceflight options, they all rely on humans as an integral part of space exploration. Why is this significant for the Johnson Space Center and its many contractors? We are home to human spaceflight.