We are at a critical juncture in the evolution of space – we need an intellectual foundation to guide policy and actions. Space was a major instrument and force in shaping the 20th century and the nation’s strategy – Apollo, nuclear deterrence, international cooperation, technology advances, and international conduct exemplify this. A central question is: will space be a similar force in 21st century – will it be determinant of great power status, a key instrument of national power? Today, there is the recognition among leaders that space is not a discretionary activity, but essential to the well-being of the U.S. and the world community.
Space and Defense
Space and Defense: Vol. 3:
3, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/spaceanddefense/vol3/iss3/12
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