• 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?

  1. Lessons learned

    • 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?

  2. Additional comments or conclusions

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