Thursday, September 13, 2012

Obama's NASA and Space Policy First Term Accomplishments

Read the three-page fact sheet here.
The Obama campaign has released a 3 page statement outlining its general support and strategy for NASA. In the statement, president Obama says that he is “100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future [...] because broadening our capabilities in space will continue to serve our society in ways that we can scarcely imagine.” The statement also outlines key goals met by NASA while under the general leadership of the Obama administration, including the extension of the operating life of the International Space Station beyond 2016, supporting America’s commercial space industry, as well as pushing to have more science done aboard the ISS. The statement is divided into 4 key areas: Existing space efforts Growth of commercial spaceflight General investments in science through NASA, and Next generation of spaceflight Source: Penny4NASA