NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 19, 2018
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday's signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump:
"NASA strongly supports the White House's continued bold direction in forging a sustainable and focused space policy that strengthens American leadership. It was my honor to represent the agency at the National Space Council, where the President announced Space Policy Directive-3 - which will guide critical and much-needed progress for space traffic management.
"SPD-3 builds on our continued progress implementing SPD-1, which is galvanizing American space leadership by returning to the Moon with commercial and international partners, and SPD-2, which will create regulatory certainty for entrepreneurs to raise capital to grow the American economy in space.
"As we continue to thrive in space, we also have more people launching to orbit, and an increasingly complex universe of satellites overhead. SPD-3 provides guidelines and initiatives to ensure that America is a leader in providing a safe and secure environment as space traffic increases.
"Common sense space situational awareness and traffic management will be good for our economy and will help provide a more stable environment for the burgeoning space economy.
"Reducing the growing threat of orbital debris is in the interest of all nations, and NASA looks forward to working with the National Space Council, the Department of Commerce and other partners on a path forward.
"SPD-3 and the directives that preceded it, along with the President's enthusiasm for our nation's innovative work, are providing a strong foundation for our nation to once again do the big things that will shape a bright future for all of us in space."
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Peggy Whitson, NASA's most experienced astronaut, retires
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2018
After nearly four decades with NASA, including 22 years as an astronaut, Peggy Whitson is leaving the space agency. Her retirement is effective Friday, NASA announced. "It's been the greatest honor to live out my lifelong dream of being a @NASA Astronaut," Whitson wrote on Twitter. "Thank you to the #NASAVillage and all who have supported me along the way. As I reminisce on my many treasured memories, it's safe to say my journey at NASA has been out of this world!" Whitson ends her caree ... read more
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