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The Strategic Geography of the Solar System and Beyond

Produced for NASA Space and Technology Mission Directorate Office of Emerging Space

NASA, with support from Bryce Space and Technology, developed this map capturing a cultural perspective of locations in the solar system and points beyond. The map’s emphasis is on three parts of human geography: strategic geography (control of, or access to, spatial areas that have an impact on the security and prosperity of nations), economic geography (patterns of trade and finance, infrastructure and facilities that contribute to the economy of a region), and social geography (interaction of social processes, cultural products and norms and their variations). Unique in that it is not strictly science or engineering focused, the wall chart is bold in vision and broad in scope, designed to elicit discussion and creative thinking about our future in space.