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Monday, June 28, 2010

Obama National Space Policy 

The Obama Administration released its overall national space policy, covering civil (NASA and other agencies), military, commercial and international issues. I haven't had time to read it, but it reportedly includes a strong emphasis on international cooperation (in general, a good thing, but how that is implemented by this administration in terms of looking out for the national interest could be a cause for concern), increased role for the commercial space sector (definitely a good direction) and a restating of the administration's exploration and technology goals for NASA.

Rand Simberg looks at some of the pluses and minuses of the new policy. Expect much reaction to come from a variety of space community sources.

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