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September 2, 1988
In response to The Times editorial "Needed: a Space Policy," Aug. 16: The last thing that this nation needs is another space policy! With child abuse, drug abuse, poverty, homelessness, hunger, war and ignorance running rampant in the world why would you be thinking of going into space again? Yes, we can afford not to do it! The problems that trouble America and the rest of the world need some people who care about us here on Earth. The problems that continue to starve to death over 40,000 men, women and children every day need the military-industrial complex brains and resources to end world hunger.
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OPINION
January 24, 2007
SPACE WARFARE may be a staple of science fiction, but almost no one in the real world thinks it's a good idea. That's why China's destruction this month of a moribund weather satellite is so alarming: It was the first time in more than 20 years that a ground-fired missile was used against a satellite. Yet a ban on all weapons in space that could be enforced, while desirable, may be as utopian as some science fiction scenarios. Official U.S.
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NATIONAL
October 18, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush has signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone "hostile to U.S. interests." The document, the first full revision of overall space policy in 10 years, emphasizes security issues, encourages private enterprise in space, and characterizes the role of U.S. space diplomacy in terms of persuading other nations to support U.S. policy.
NATIONAL
October 18, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush has signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone "hostile to U.S. interests." The document, the first full revision of overall space policy in 10 years, emphasizes security issues, encourages private enterprise in space, and characterizes the role of U.S. space diplomacy in terms of persuading other nations to support U.S. policy.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1990 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE
As launch vehicles go, the Space Council Quayle perfectly fits Washington's conception of clever engineering design: It isn't quite expendable and it isn't quite unmanned. While Space Council Quayle certainly has plenty of boosters, the craft lacks adequate thrust and direction. The only thing more uncertain than the policy payloads are its political payoffs.
NATIONAL
May 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Thirteen advocacy groups, industry associations and space policy organizations announced their support for President Bush's vision to send astronauts to the moon and Mars. "It is critically important for this nation to delineate and execute a clearly defined federally supported space exploration agenda," said Marc Schlather, president of ProSpace, a space policy organization.
NEWS
May 18, 1991 | Reuters
Vice President Dan Quayle on Friday named Laurel Wilkening as the first chairman of the Space Policy Advisory Board, which will advise Quayle on space policy issues and recommend action. Wilkening is provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Washington. Quayle will select 30 other people from the private sector to serve on the board.
NEWS
July 30, 1986
President Reagan's top advisers on space policy recommended that he wait a few months before seeking funds for a replacement of the shuttle Challenger, a senior White House official said.
NEWS
February 11, 1988 | Associated Press
President Reagan announced an ambitious and costly plan today to rejuvenate America's space program with a permanent space station and the development of technology for sending humans back to the moon and to Mars. The national space policy unveiled at the White House also supports strong commercial programs by the private sector, endorses development of a large unmanned rocket and calls for enhancing the capabilities of the space shuttle.
NEWS
May 16, 1987 | Associated Press
An Atlas rocket thundered into orbit Friday morning carrying a classified cargo which space policy specialists say probably is a cluster of Navy ocean surveillance satellites The Air Force confirmed the launch at 8:45 a.m.
NATIONAL
May 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Thirteen advocacy groups, industry associations and space policy organizations announced their support for President Bush's vision to send astronauts to the moon and Mars. "It is critically important for this nation to delineate and execute a clearly defined federally supported space exploration agenda," said Marc Schlather, president of ProSpace, a space policy organization.
NEWS
June 7, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
TO FLY: Just as Yuri Karash was training to be a cosmonaut, the Soviet Union collapsed, deflating his dream of flying in space. But now the dream is revived--in a new land. While pursuing a doctorate in space policy at American University in Washington, Karash is in Houston for three months on a U.S. government subcontract, helping two Russian cosmonauts prepare for flights in U.S. spaceships in 1993 and 1995. He hopes the mission will be a launch pad for himself.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1993 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE, Michael Schrage is a writer, consultant and research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes this column independently for The Times
At 35, merica's Space Age won't have to suffer through the angst of a midlife crisis. The reason is that the Space Age is already dead. The technologies no longer define our times, and the public has grown weary of multibillion-dollar celestial investments that yield minimal psychic or economic rewards. Space exploration has mutated from a central focus of America's science and technology dialogue into a peripheral issue.
NEWS
March 14, 1992 | From Associated Press
Vice President Dan Quayle tightened the National Space Council's control over space activities Friday by dividing NASA's responsibility for the U.S. moon-Mars project among several government agencies. Quayle released a space policy directive, approved by President Bush, that assigns "major roles" to the Defense and Energy departments while establishing NASA as the principal agency. In 1989, Bush declared a goal to establish a base on the moon and to send human expeditions to Mars.
NEWS
March 12, 1992 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Wednesday nominated TRW executive Daniel S. Goldin to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, signaling what many space policy experts see as a move toward a more dollar- and schedule-conscious space program.
NEWS
May 18, 1991 | Reuters
Vice President Dan Quayle on Friday named Laurel Wilkening as the first chairman of the Space Policy Advisory Board, which will advise Quayle on space policy issues and recommend action. Wilkening is provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Washington. Quayle will select 30 other people from the private sector to serve on the board.
NEWS
July 26, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has quietly survived a crisis that insiders say could have devastated the agency, destroying morale and driving out its most talented managers and scientists. The problem for NASA came when both congressional critics and the staff of the National Space Council, which is chaired by Vice President Dan Quayle, privately urged a sweeping investigation of alleged mismanagement at the space agency.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1990 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE
As launch vehicles go, the Space Council Quayle perfectly fits Washington's conception of clever engineering design: It isn't quite expendable and it isn't quite unmanned. While Space Council Quayle certainly has plenty of boosters, the craft lacks adequate thrust and direction. The only thing more uncertain than the policy payloads are its political payoffs.
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