Executive Summary

The New Frontier Playbook attempts to bridge the gap between space enthusiasts who dream of a bold new frontier in space and the reality today that public budgets are anemic for space exploration.

Guiding Principles:

This essay is based on a few simple principles.

  • It’s a beta/draft. It is not perfect.  Feedback welcome.
  • It may be easier to increase NASA funding by 10x than 2x.
  • In politics, there is no such thing as a ‘safe seat’, just a lack of alternatives.
  • The future is a jump ball, up for grabs every day.

The Premise:

In the New Frontier Playbook, the goal is to offer a bold future in space and back it with a specific roadmap for getting there.  The goal is to make this future possible.

– Scott Phillips, 2022

Other works by the author include:


The Prague Deception (2011)


University of America:  A Non-Linear Blueprint for Higher Education in the 21st Century (2014)

The Moral Case on Outsourcing:  How Good, Bad, or Ugly is it for America and the World? (2012)