Outgoing Obama administration highlights space achievements in series of exit memos

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The outgoing Obama administration has highlighted its space achievements in a series of exit memos.

One memo, from the Office of Science and Technology Policy, called out the extension of the ISS, Mars exploration plans and development of commercial space capabilities among other key achievements in space during the administration.

A similar exit memo from the Secretary of Defense mentioned spending $22 billion “to defend and improve the resiliency of our assets in space and put potential adversary space systems at risk.”

The exit memo from the Secretary of Commerce mentioned development of next-generation weather satellites. NASA, which is not a cabinet-level agency, did not submit an exit memo. [SpacePolicyOnline.com]


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