The latest from William F. Ballhaus

  • Commentary | New Technology for a New NASA

    If we really want a new NASA to lead the U.S. past the post-Apollo shuttle/international space station era, moving beyond low Earth orbit with human exploration of the solar system, then an advanced space technology program must be the cornerstone of the foundation upon which a new NASA is built. And it needs to be put in place now. It takes years of steady, robust funding, especially after years of neglect, to build a culture of innovation and collaboration among science and engineering talent in NASA, universities and industry that attracts creative risk-taking to achieve the technology advances that can transform the agency across the breadth of its mission and ensure continued U.S. leadership in space.