Space Quarterly Magazine Preview: Next Edition 1 December

Space Quarterly MagazineThe following is an excerpt from an article that appears in the next issue of Space Quarterly Magazine to be released on December 1. Following the excerpt is the table of contents for both the U.S. and Canadian editions.

Where is U.S. Space Policy Headed? By Marcia S. Smith

President Obama released his National Space Policy (NSP) in June 2010. Although it made few national headlines, it was big news for the space community.

Broad national policies that cross interagency borders are by necessity generalized documents. Getting everyone to agree on virtually any topic is a Herculean task. This policy was coordinated across the government by Peter Marquez, then the Director of Space Policy for the White House National Security Council (NSC) and now with Orbital Sciences Corp. Marquez always credits Damon Wells, his counterpart at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as his teammate in getting the policy out just 17 months after the President took office. In Washington, that's lightning fast.

Is it important, either that the NSP came out so quickly or that it came out at all?

As with most things, the answer is both yes and no.

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Space Quarterly Magazine - Volume 1, Number 2 December 2011 Table of Contents

U.S. Edition Content

- Editor's Letter
- Calendar
- Leaders: An Interview with Joe Fuller, CEO of Futron
- Crunch Time for COTS
- The Future of the Space Coast
- Boeing and SpaceX - Efforts to Forge Commercial Crew Transports
- Where is U.S. Space Policy Headed?
- Congress, the White House and Consensus: A Giant Leap Too Far
- Dueling Elephants: Webb Space Telescope and the Space Launch System
- Belated Boom: Suborbital Research and Tourism - Surviving Liftoff
- The Space Launch System and its Controversial Role in Exploration
- A Battle Looms for Control of Japan's Space Program
- China Rising - Peaceful Development of a Responsible Stakeholder
- India's Space Program Matures
- The 100 Year Starship Project: It Takes a Planet
- In the Next Issue


Canadian Edition Content

- Editor's Letter
- Calendar
- Leaders: An Interview with Joe Fuller, CEO of Futron
- Canadian Briefs - Looking Beyond Stimulus Funding
- NEOSSat - The Micro-Surveillance Satellite
- COM DEV Implements ExactEarth
- Moon, Mars or Bust, Canada's Space Sector at a Crossroads
- Dueling Elephants: Webb Space Telescope and the Space Launch System
- Inspiring the Next Generation of Space Explorers
- Belated Boom: Suborbital Research and Tourism - Surviving Liftoff
- Canada's Fledgling Rover Program is Facing a Rocky Future
- Where is U.S. Space Policy Headed?
- China Rising - Peaceful Development of a Responsible Stakeholder
- India's Space Program Matures
- The 100 Year Starship Project: It Takes a Planet
- In the Next Issue

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