Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2010
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The 112th Congress should

phase out the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). To that end, it should

  • upon completion, sell off the international space station to private parties or, failing that, allow an owner-chartered station authority, not including NASA as the U.S. representative, to provide minimal station supervision;
  • allow the private sector to provide and pay for all future travel to and from the station as well as station operations, maintenance, and expansion;
  • sell off the space shuttle or, failing that, strictly enforce the ban on the shuttle’s carrying cargoes that can be launched by the private sector and turn over as much of shuttle operations as possible to the private sector;
  • bar NASA from developing hardware, products, or services with potential commercial uses; and
  • build down government civilian space activities.

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