I once asked a Curator at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. this question.
“Do you think NASA will exist in twenty years?”
I figured her response would be swift and affirmative.
Instead, she looked me square in the eyes and paused, as if she was trying to decide whether she should tell me the truth.
After what felt like a minute, she said:
“I’m not so sure, but I certainly hope so.”
What we do next is critical. What we do in the next three years will set the course for the next hundred.