ISSRDC 2018: Global Collaboration for Deep Space Exploration

In January 2018, NASA and 13 other space agencies released the third revision to the Global Exploration Roadmap. In the new roadmap, the International Space Exploration Coordination Group establishes an expectation of and dependency upon private-sector contributions to human spaceflight in coming decades. The roadmap notes the significant capability the ISS provides as a testbed for flight systems and operations critical to future space exploration initiatives. In this panel, the new roadmap and opportunities for industry engagement will be discussed from the perspectives of ISS partners industry representatives who have flown or are developing technology payloads for the ISS and beyond. Panelists also will discuss their visions for translating space station research and development toward deep space missions.