Space Commercialization Promotion Act of 1996: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, July 31, 1996, Volume 4

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Page 18 - IV launch system until a replacement is available. (4) The Department of Defense, in cooperation with NASA, may use the Space Shuttle to meet national security needs. Launch priority will be provided for national security missions as governed by appropriate NASA/DoD agreements. Launches necessary to preserve and protect human life in space shall have the highest priority except in times of national emergency. (5) Protection of space transportation capabilities employed for national security purposes...
Page 16 - The United States space program is critical to achieving US national security, scientific, technical, commercial, and foreign policy goals. Assuring reliable and affordable access to space through US space transportation capabilities is a fundamental goal of the US space program. In support of this goal, the US Government will: (1) Balance efforts to sustain and modernize existing space transportation capabilities with the need to invest in the development of improved future capabilities; (2) Maintain...
Page 16 - Foster the international competitiveness of the US commercial space transportation industry, actively considering commercial needs and factoring them into decisions on improvements in launch facilities and launch vehicles.
Page 19 - Shuttle will be used only for missions that requires human presence or other unique Shuttle capabilities, or where use of the Shuttle is determined to be important for national security, foreign policy or other compelling purposes. (b) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will maintain the Space Shuttle system until a replacement is available. (c) As future development of a new reusable launch system is anticipated, procurement of additional Space Shuttle orbiters is not planned at this...
Page 19 - It is envisioned that the private sector could have a significant role in managing the development and operation of a new reusable space transportation system. In anticipation of this role, NASA shall actively involve the private sector in planning and evaluating its launch technology activities. [4] IV. Commercial Space Transportation Guidelines ( 1 ) The I'nited States Government is committed to encouraging a viable commercial I'.S. space transportation industry. (a) The Departments of...
Page 120 - Commerce may, after consultation with the appropriate agency(ies), require the licensee to limit data collection and/or distribution by the system to the extent necessitated by the given situation. Decisions to impose such limits only will be made by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of State, as appropriate. Disagreements between Cabinet Secretaries may be appealed to the President. The Secretaries of State, Defense and Commerce shall develop...
Page 17 - IV. Commercial Space Transportation Guidelines (1) The United States Government is committed to encouraging a viable commercial US space transportation industry. (a) The Departments of Transportation and Commerce will be responsible for identifying and promoting innovative types of arrangements between the US Government and the private sector, as well as State and local governments, that may be used to implement applicable portions of this policy. (b) The Department of Transportation will license,...
Page 19 - ... (3) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be the lead agency for technology development and demonstration for next generation reusable space transportation systems, such as the single-stage-to-orbit concept. (4) The Departments of Transportation and Commerce will be responsible for identifying and promoting innovative types of arrangements between the US Government and the private sector, as well as State and local governments, that may be used to implement applicable portions...
Page 21 - International space launch trade agreements in which the US is a party must be in conformity with US obligations under arms control agreements, US nonproliferation policies, US technology transfer policies, and US policies regarding observance of the Guidelines and Annex of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
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