October 25, 2017

Report: Trump Must Team up With Private Business to Preserve U.S. Edge in Space

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Journalist: Natalie Johnson

The Trump administration should promote policies within the business community to advance U.S. space capabilities in order to maintain the nation's strategic edge over Russia and China, according to a report from the Center for a New American Security.

The report recommends the federal government issue clarifying guidance on the international Outer Space Treaty to incentivize commercial exploitation of space rather than restricting it. The United Nations treaty, implemented in 1967, bars nations from claiming sovereignty over any part of space, but is less clear on the rights of a company or individual.

Read the full article in Washington Free Beacon.


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