Space Futures — Good, Bad, & Otherworldly

Instructor: Christopher Jones, PhD

Space futures explores why managers and leaders need to pay attention to space: innovation and technology dissemination, economic opportunities and drivers, resource and energy promises, global monitoring for environmental protection, national security and military interests, basic science and exploration, and inspiration and visions. Space futures are driven by trends and emerging issues and informed by space development and exploration paradigms. What are the alternative futures for space development and what are some of the major risks? What is unanticipated?

Course Objectives

  • Understand the major trends and developments, paradigms, worldviews
  • Space is a place – living, working, exploring beyond planet Earth
  • Understand risks, threats, unanticipated consequences/human factors
  • Values conflict in postnormal space(s) and policy imperatives/choices

Offering Details


1 Day

Class Size

Up to 25 participants


Suggested for middle or
experienced managers

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