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The International Space Station: Decision 2015

October 1, 2009

The International Space Station (ISS) is a valuable asset for the United States and its international partners. This white paper discusses the reasons for supporting ISS activity beyond 2015. The space station is expected to provide educational opportunities, produce useful scientific data, stimulate the commercial space sector, and support future international partnerships, among other benefits.

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ITAR and the U.S. Space Industry

October 1, 2009

As part of its mission to address issues of importance to the space industry, the Space Foundation conducted research on the impact of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As of the time of publication in late 2008, ITAR was found to be harmful to the U.S. space industrial base. This was particularly the…

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