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United States Civil Space Policy: Summary of a Workshop

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United States Civil Space Policy

Summary of a Workshop (2008)
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In 2004, the NRC released a workshop report about the future direction of the U.S. civil space program. At the same time, the Administration announced the Vision for Space Exploration, and in June 2004, it issued a report that articulated a balanced space program for human and robotic exploration and science. Subsequent NRC reports, however, have noted that NASA has not been given the resources to carry out this broad-based program. This challenge, along with others faced by the U.S. civil space program, stimulated the NRC to form an ad hoc committee to organize a second workshop, held in November 2007, to address the space program's future directions. The workshop's goal was to air a range of views and perspectives so as to inform discussions of these questions by policymakers and the public. This book presents a summary of the workshop.


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National Research Council. 2008. United States Civil Space Policy: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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42 pages | 8.5 x 11
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-12014-2
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-17877-8

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xii
Summary 1-5
1 Background 6-10
2 Assessment of the Current Situation 11-14
3 Strategic Issues and Options for Solutions 15-20
4 Epilogue 21-24
A Statement of Task 25-25
B Workshop Agenda 26-27
C Workshop Participants 28-30

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