Aerospace Professionalism


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Mindshift in thinking necessary to become a spacefaring nation. (© Spacefaring Institute LLC)

In the essay on Spacefaring Thinking, the need to begin to think differently— to think as American commercial spacefarers—is now at hand. But what does this mean? One way of understanding what this mindshift means is to contrast what is now needed with what has transpired these past 40 years with American human spaceflight with the Space Shuttle system.