THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
Space Studies Board
Committee on the Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program
America's Future in Space:
Aligning the Civil Space Program with National Needs
This new report reviews the history of U.S. space policy and identifies key goals and critical issues that must be addressed in order to maintain U.S. leadership in space.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on July 7, 2009 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.