TheCoalition for Deep Space Exploration(Coalition) welcomes an acceleration of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon. The goal of placing American astronauts on the surface by 2024, while establishing a sustainable approach to extend our capabilities at the Moon and beyond, is energizing government, industry and academia. Embracing an accelerated program will excite the imagination of our citizens, encourage growth of a competitive and technically astute workforce, invite collaboration with industry and international partners, and generate rapid scientific returns. We urge the Administration and Congress to work together to create a political and budgetary path forward, with a sufficiently detailed plan and appropriate resources, to once again push the boundaries of deep space exploration for all humankind.
About the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
TheCoalition for Deep Space Explorationis a national organization of more than 65 space industry businesses and universities focused on ensuring the United States remains a leader in space, science and technology. Based in Washington D.C., the Coalition engages in outreach and education reinforcing the value and benefits of human space exploration, space science, and commerce with the public and our nation’s leaders, building lasting support for a long-term, sustainable and strategic direction for our nation’s space program.