What are NASA Strategic Technology Roadmaps?
NASA’s strategic technology roadmaps are comprehensive, long-term plans that outline the agency’s priorities and goals in technology development to support its missions in space exploration, science, and aeronautics. These roadmaps are designed to guide NASA’s research and development investments, enabling the agency to achieve its objectives in a systematic and cost-effective manner.
NASA typically updates its technology roadmaps every few years, incorporating advancements in technology, changes in mission priorities, and new research findings. The roadmaps are divided into 4 focus areas, which are described in the following chart.
Related core documents include: NASA’s Technology Taxonomy, NASA Strategic Plan 2022, and US National Space Priorities – A Quick Overview.