The National Space Policy (PDF) released on Monday by the Obama administration goes directly against the previous president's plans. According to the document, exploring space is more a cooperative program than a competition. The new directive offers an expanded role for foreign governments and private companies in monitoring Earth's climate, tracking and removing orbital debris and protecting satellites. It also states that space is for everybody and "calls on all nations to work together to adopt approaches for responsible activity in space to preserve this right for the benefit of future generations."
Last Updated (Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:22)