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NSS Applauds Presidents Commitment to the Mission of NASA and the role of space in providing for the Future
The National Space Society applauds President Obama for his expression of firm commitment for human spaceflight, and for moving forward in refining the administration's plan for space exploration.
Following the announcement of the President's FY2011 budget proposal for NASA, the Society advocated for the inclusion of more detailed goals. NSS is gratified to see President Obama take another step in that direction to secure America's position as a global leader in space. This will foster a new space economy servicing the needs of America and humankind.
The President's speech of April 15, 2010 stated emphatically his, and his administration's, commitment to the mission of NASA and its role in providing for the future. He stressed a focus on future accomplishments and laid out a plan for
The President stressed the importance of a transformative agenda for NASA, and the critical role of breakthrough technologies in enabling NASA and our nation to create the future we wish to see come to pass.
The Society congratulates the president for refining his vision to include such incremental goals as the design of a Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle by 2015, and a preliminary timetable for human exploration destinations.
The National Space Society has and continues to be a staunch advocate of a balanced, comprehensive, sustainable, and personally engaging mosaic of space programs that will transform our tomorrows.
The President has committed his administration to making it so.
The National Space Society looks forward to working with the executive branch, congress, industry, the space advocacy community, and the general public to foster, achieve, and sustain the consensus needed to see it come to fruition.
NSS will follow-up with subsequent statements as more details emerge.
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded in 1974, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. NSS counts thousands of members and more than 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space. For more information about NSS, visit www.nss.org.