Strategy-Aligned Research at NASA

In response to this article (, I commented the following:
The distances involved for deep space exploration are far greater than can be traversed via any conventional means, even given the unlikely acheivement of a lightspeed drive. A NASA partnership with theoretical physics, certain math-related disciplines and others would enable development of space-time models for location jumps from one point to another, overcoming or circumventing the intervening distance.

While inital work would lack immediate benefit for most current NASA contractors, such an effort would inspire public support, aid the resolution of pernicious physics dilemmas, and advance us toward a future capability generally acknowledged as necessary for space exploration of real significance.

Unless short-term priorities are aligned with strategic thinking, NASA's successes will continue to be relatively small, uninspiring, and to those not closely associated with the effort: difficult to justify - at best.


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