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International Space Station with a background of Earth and the moon.
International Cooperation & Space Exploration
The space station is an outstanding model for international cooperation by the world's nations. Similarly, cooperation can advance many other areas of science and technology through shared expertise and costs, and the pursuit of complementary efforts.
George W.S. Abbey March 1, 2021
The Road Back to the Moon
This brief reviews the cost and development problems associated with NASA's plan to return to the moon by 2024 and argues that it is crucial for officials at NASA and the White House to review and adjust the current plans in order to ensure a successful lunar landing.
George W.S. Abbey February 19, 2021
NASA's Space Launch System
Due to its high launch costs and the availability of other, more cost-effective commercial launch vehicles, the Biden administration should review the need for NASA's Space Launch System during the negotiation of the annual federal budget, writes George W.S. Abbey, senior fellow in space policy.
George W.S. Abbey February 17, 2021
Neil Armstrong at the modular equipment storage assembly of the Lunar Module “Eagle” on the historic first spacewalk on the lunar surface.
What It Took to Land on the Moon
"The road is difficult and challenging and the environment both hostile an unforgiving, but the prize is worth winning and the potential return well worthy of the effort," writes space policy fellow George Abbey of U.S. efforts to land on the moon — and of future efforts to return to deep space. Read Abbey's commentary in the Aug. 1, 2019, issue of Space News.
George W.S. Abbey August 1, 2019
The Passing of a Legend: Chris Kraft
On July 22, the nation and the world lost a leader who played a critical role in making the Apollo 11 moon landing a reality: Christopher Columbus Kraft. Kraft gained great fame for his creation of the Mission Control Center and as the nation’s first flight director, but this was only the beginning of his many and lasting contributions to the U.S. space program.
George W.S. Abbey July 26, 2019
Portrait of American Astronaut John Glenn
John Glenn: A remembrance
George Abbey, the institute’s senior fellow in space policy and the former director of the Johnson Space Center, reflects on the life and legacy of John Glenn, who died Dec. 8 at age 95. Baker Institute Blog: http://bit.ly/2hfRpra
George W.S. Abbey November 16, 2016
Scott Kelly's Historic Mission
Astronaut Scott Kelly's historic year-long mission at the International Space Station alongside Russian cosmonauts will yield better understanding of the impact of long-duration spaceflight on the human body. But it also serves as an important lesson on how two different nations can work together for the betterment of all humankind, space policy senior fellow George W.S. Abbey writes.
George W.S. Abbey March 4, 2016
NASA: Lost in Space
In an essay for the Washington Times, senior space policy fellow George Abbey, former director of the Johnson Space Center, discusses why America needs a space policy that has a vision that can build on past achievements and keep moving forward.
George W.S. Abbey July 13, 2015