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America's Space Policy: Countdown to Major Reforms

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Publication Date: April 1991

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Edward L. Hudgins

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Science and technology (Astronomy and space science and technology)

Keywords: Smart growth

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The federal government’s space effort is at a point where incremental changes no longer will make it an efficient vehicle with which America can reach its goals in space. Fundamental reorganization is needed.The market system time and again has proved the best means to advance a country’s material and technological progress. It is time for George Bush and the Space Council, with the support of Congress, to begin to make space ventures, like civil aviation, part of the private sector.