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The Future of Human Spaceflight

White Paper (PDF)
released December 15, 2008

The United States stands at the threshold of a new era of human spaceflight. In its first term, the new administration will make the most important decisions in a generation about this endeavor. What are those decisions, and how should they be made in the best interests of the country?

To answer these questions we rethink the rationales for government-funded human spaceflight and then address current policy questions in light of those rationales.

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