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Trump signs into effect new Space Policy Directive

Joe Mont | May 25, 2018

President Trump has signed and enacted Space Policy Directive-2, a plan for modernizing the regulatory climate for companies involved in private space exploration and commerce, including rocket launches and satellite placements.

The policy, announced in a presidential memorandum on Thursday,  consists of recommendations made in February by the National Space Council at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“This directive will encourage American leadership in space commerce by creating more certainty for investors and private industry, while focusing on protecting our national security and public safety,” Vice President Mike Pence said in a statement.

As “a sign of our administration’s commitment to America leading in space again,” President Trump...

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