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Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Aeronautics: Scenario-Based Strategic Planning for NASA's Aeronautics Enterprise Appendix F Questions for World Team Sessions How does the consumer influence the marketplace around the world? What is the impact of lifestyle and cultural differences? Are there regional or national constraints or factors that influence consumer behavior? Within these considerations, how do consumers utilize global transportation? Have any trade-offs been made between the use of communications systems and the use of transportation systems? What does the aviation component look like? What does access to space look like? Discuss the nature of general business activities around the world. How are they servicing their customers? What are the constraints on their behavior? How do businesses utilize global transportation? Have any trade-offs been made between the use of communications systems and the use of transportation systems? What does the aviation component look like? What does the access to space component look like? Discuss the role of local, national, regional, and/or global governmental and regulatory authorities toward the transportation sector and the global aeronautics products and services industry. Summarize how the global civilian aeronautics products and service industry operates. What is the military security environment like? What is the impact of international or domestic terrorism? What is the role of the United States in dealing with international security? What is the role of the U.S. military? Describe the aeronautics component of that role. Describe the importance of access to space in that role. Given your answers to the above questions, what are the needs and opportunities for the U.S. aeronautics products and services industry? The needs and opportunities should recognize national goals such as maintaining the superiority of U.S. aeronautics products and services by enhancing performance, efficiency, affordability, and survivability; achieve an efficient,
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Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Aeronautics: Scenario-Based Strategic Planning for NASA's Aeronautics Enterprise safe, and affordable global air transportation system by improving capacity and efficiency and safety and security; ensuring the long-term environmental compatability of the aviation system. What are the technological implications of these needs and opportunities? Look beyond the time horizon of your world and speculate about possible innovations or breakthrough initiatives that you envision could change the nature of your world. Be creative with this question but stay true to a reasonable interpretation of how the future of your world might develop. What are the major obstacles that need to be overcome? Which of these can be addressed by advances in aeronautics or access to space? Is there an overriding need that cannot be ignored? Describe the research and development activities that could address the technological implications of your world's global needs and opportunities. Prioritize these research and development activities. How is this research and development organized and conducted? What respective roles should the U.S. government, academia, and industry play? What role should NASA play?
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