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In This Issue
From the APPEL Director—Project Management Trends and Future Reality
The Knowledge Notebook—On Not Going It Alone: No Organization Is an Island
Space Exploration in the 21st Century: Global Opportunities and Challenges
Interview with William Gerstenmaier
Sharing Knowledge About Knowledge
NextGen: Preparing for More Crowded Skies
Anatomy of a Mishap Investigation
Are We Alone? Answering This Question Is Not a Lone Venture
NASA Past and Future: A Personal Memoir
The Next Big Thing Is Small
Cities at Night: An Orbital Perspective
Petrobras and the Power of Stories
Future space exploration can indeed only be global, and it will require us to assemble the nations that explored individually in the past to explore collectively in the future.The second paradigm shift is about the process, which has moved from competition to cooperation. We have started with one flag on the moon, then two flags for the Apollo Soyuz mission, then four with Space Station Freedom, and now five flags for the International Space Station (ISS). The cooperative process may be much slower than the competitive race, but it is also much more robust and sustainable.
Jean-Jacques Dordain is the director general of the European Space Agency.