The illustration above shows what could be happening now had past presidential administrations pursued an aggressive policy of advancing America’s spacefaring capabilities based on the pace of American aerospace technological advancement and the need to maintain America’s great power status. That this did not happen has been a consequence of poor political choices regarding the priorities of federal government expenditures.
President Kennedy’s spacefaring leadership
In President Kennedy’s famous 1962 speech at Rice University in Texas—at the dawn of the space age—advocating for America’s Apollo lunar landing program, he called on America to the “world’s leading space-faring nation.”
To become the “world’s leading space-faring nation”, America must normalize its space-faring capabilities, starting by removing the “-” from “space-faring”, as was done in “Spacefaring Institute”, and focusing on establishing the spacefaring infrastructure enabling safe and routine commercial human spacefaring operations. Fortunately, America’s aerospace industries now have the technological and industrial mastery needed to lead America’s transformation into a true world-leading spacefaring nation. What is now needed is a plan on how to proceed with effectively utilizing America’s growing spacefaring industrial mastery.
The Spacefaring Institute advocates the following:.