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  • NASA Statement on Nationa

    From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to ALL on Sun Jul 2 15:32:00 2017
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    June 30, 2017
    RELEASE 17-061

    NASA Statement on National Space Council

    The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot about Friday's Executive Order creating the National Space Council:

    "I am pleased that President Trump has signed an executive order reestablishing the National Space Council. The council existed previously from 1989-1993,
    and a version of it also existed as the National Aeronautics and Space
    Council from 1958-1973. As such, the council has guided NASA from our
    earliest days and can help us achieve the many ambitious milestones we
    are striving for today.

    "This high-level group advises the president and comprises the leaders
    of government agencies with a stake in space, including the NASA administrator, the Secretaries of State, Commerce, Defense, and others, and will be chaired
    by Vice President Mike Pence. It will help ensure that all aspects of
    the nation's space power -- national security, commerce, international relations, exploration, and science, are coordinated and aligned to best
    serve the American people. A Users' Advisory Group also will be convened
    so that the interests of industries and other non-federal entities are represented.

    "The establishment of the council is another demonstration of the Trump Administration's deep interest in our work, and a testament to the importance of space exploration to our economy, our nation, and the planet as a whole."

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    Press Contacts

    Jen Rae Wang
    Headquarters, Washington
    202-358-1600
    jenrae.wang@nasa.gov

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