SECTION I

KSC SPECIFIC ROLES IN SUPPORT OF THE HUMAN EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE (HEDS) ENTERPRISE

There are specific goals, objectives, and strategies from the HEDS Enterprise Plan which KSC implements or shares responsibility for implementing. KSC implements the HEDS Enterprise goals and objectives through the following:

HEDS ENTERPRISE GOAL 1

Increase human knowledge of nature's processing using the space environment

HEDS Enterprise Objective 1.1:

Understand the fundamental role of gravity and the space environment in biological, chemical, and physical systems

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Use HEDS research facilities innovatively to achieve breakthroughs in science and technology

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HEDS ENTERPRISE GOAL 2

Explore and settle the Solar System

HEDS Enterprise Objective 2.1:

Enable human exploration through Space Science Enterprise robotic missions

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HEDS Enterprise Objective 2.2:

Expand human presence in space by assembling and operating the ISS

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Develop biomedical knowledge and technologies to maintain human health and performance in space

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HEDS Enterprise Objective 2.5:

Develop opportunities for commerce in space as a basis for future settlements

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HEDS ENTERPRISE GOAL 3

Achieve routine space travel

HEDS Enterprise Objective 3.1:

Sustain Space Shuttle operations at improved levels of safety and efficiency

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HEDS Enterprise Objective 3.2:

Ensure the health, safety, and performance of space flight crews through space and environmental medicine

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HEDS Enterprise Objective 3.3:

Develop requirements and demonstrate and implement advanced propulsion systems and other advanced space transportation systems and capabilities to enable exploration

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HEDS ENTERPRISE GOAL 4

Enrich life on Earth through people living and working in space

HEDS Enterprise Objective 4.1:

Promote knowledge and technologies that promise to enhance our health and quality of life

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HEDS Enterprise Objective 4.2:

Broaden and strengthen our Nation's achievements in science, mathematics, and engineering

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HEDS Enterprise Objective 4.3:

Involve our Nation's citizens in the adventure of exploring space

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HEDS Enterprise Objective 4.4:

Join with other nations in the international exploration and settlement of space

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KSC Implementation Plan Home Page

Author: Saul Barton
Curator: Carol Valdes (Carol.Valdes-1@ksc.nasa.gov)
Updated: June 10, 1997

A service of the Kennedy Space Center, Roy D. Bridges, Center Director