National Space Council Report: Nice Words - But Where's The Budget?

National Space Council Releases Report on Deep Space Exploration and Development

Today, the National Space Council released "A New Era for Deep Space Exploration and Development," a report prepared by the National Space Council staff in consultation with National Space Council members and the Users' Advisory Group that describes the rationale and purpose for the Administration's new direction in space. Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Scott Pace, Ph.D., released the following statement: "'A New Era for Deep Space Exploration and Development' represents a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach to this Administration's ambitious space exploration efforts, providing a vision for a sustained human presence on, and the robust commercial development of, the Moon and Mars. This report describes how and why the United States will proceed with deep space exploration, delineating the strategic interests and specific programs that underpin America's position as the world's leader among spacefaring nation."

Full report

Keith's note: Nice words - but no explanation of how this will be paid for. The word "budget" appears twice: "The term "sustainable" can have different meanings, depending on the context. For example, financial sustainability is the ability to execute a program of work within budget levels that are realistic, managed effectively, and likely to be available." and "If we are to have an effective American space strategy, we need to align our policies, programs, and budget with enduring national interests that span multiple administrations and Congresses."

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