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Another Bill To Fix NASA After Other Bills Have Already Fixed It

By Keith Cowing
April 13, 2016
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Another Bill To Fix NASA After Other Bills Have Already Fixed It

Why Congress’s newest space advocate says the U.S. faces a ‘Sputnik moment’, Washington Post
“At a speech here Tuesday at the annual Space Symposium, [Rep. Bridenstine] unveiled what he called the American Space Renaissance Act, a sprawling piece of legislation that touches on virtually every aspect in space, including national security, NASA and the growing commercial space sector.” At a speech here Tuesday at the annual Space Symposium, he unveiled what he called the American Space Renaissance Act, a sprawling piece of legislation that touches on virtually every aspect in space, including national security, NASA and the growing commercial space sector.”
spacerenaissanceact.com
“NASA is an exceptional agency that has been burdened with constantly shifting and broadening priorities from Congress and the Executive Branch. Congress must provide NASA stability and accountability. NASA must not be a jack-of-all-trades, but committed to a space pioneering doctrine with a purpose to retire risk and commercialize programs. Landing humans on Mars is not possible with NASA’s current priorities, strategies, and missions. Mars should be the horizon goal and NASA needs to develop an actionable plan.”
Keith’s note: Nothing called the “American Space Renaissance Act” has actually been introduced as a bill – yet. As for cutting away the things that Rep. Bridenstine does not think NASA should be doing, well, that involves cutting funding, and every one of those things has at least 2 senators and several members of the House who will have something to say about that. Then again we could end up with more things like CASIS.

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