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White House Releases Updated Space Transportation Policy

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 21-Nov-2013
Updated: 21-Nov-2013 05:41 PM

The Obama White House released today the long awaited update of the National Space Transportation Policy.

The President produced a National Space Policy in 2010, just 17 months after taking office, but updates of other national space policies promulgated by previous administrations have languished.  Rumors were rampant just about one year ago that this policy was about to be released.  The reasons for the delay until now are unclear and may be as simple as a lack of priority and/or interest at the White House.

In any case, the updated policy is now out, along with a fact sheet, on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's website.  NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden called it a "bold vision for space" on his blog.


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