Ever since NASA wound down the space shuttle program—the last flight was in July 2011—there has been a perception among many Americans that NASA is in decline. It is not, of course. NASA leads an International Space Station (ISS), sends sophisticated probes to other planets and is developing vehicles for the future. And U.S. space efforts more broadly—those in the commercial sector and the national security realm along with civil space—certainly are not ...


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