Were there U.S. government policies (e.g., annual budgets or transfer of technology restrictions) that impeded collaboration?
Were there policies of other countries that impeded collaboration or that specifically furthered collaboration?
What conclusions can be drawn that would help in the planning of future bilateral or multilateral collaboration with Europe and Japan?
Were cost savings an important element?
Was the collaboration worthwhile scientifically?
Did the collaboration lead to larger effects or new projects?
Were there institutions that proved to be important or essential (e.g., Committee on Space Research)?
Were there technological aspects that influenced the result (e.g., access to new information technology, formal data exchanges, etc.)?
To what extent did the political and/or policy environment in the countries involved, or in their relations, affect cooperation?
Additional comments or conclusions