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Space Policy Effort for NASA’s Future Focusing in on Final Decision By the President

By Keith Cowing
December 10, 2003
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Progress on developing America’s new space policy continues – and is moving quickly towards final review and a decision by the President.

Given the proximity to the Kitty Hawk anniversary, it is now unlikely that it will be announced – at least in any detailed way – at this particular venue.

It is now more likely that it will be rolled out early next year – perhaps (but not by definition) near or coincident with the State of the Union.

Two things are certain: First, the Bush Administration will announce this new space policy at a time and place of its choosing without responding to pressure from external forces with preferences for one venue or another.

Second, this new space policy is substantive and worth the wait – and the White House is determined to announce it in a manner befitting its importance.

SpaceRef co-founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.