AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey Statement
Aerospace Industries Association is encouraged by recommendations in the recent space policy report from the National Research Council calling for increased coordination and leadership of our nationâ€™s space capabilities. â€œAmericaâ€™s Future in Space: Aligning the Civil Space Program with National Needs,â€ adds another influential voice to the debate on renewing and maintaining U.S. leadership in space.
AIA made a similar recommendation, in a report released this January. â€œThe Role of Space in Addressing Americaâ€™s National Priorities,â€ calls for the nationâ€™s space capabilities to be coordinated, at the highest level, as a singular enterprise.
Over the past 50 years, space systems and technologies have increasingly become a vital part of our nationâ€™s economic, scientific and national security capabilities. Given our dependence on space assets and increasing international competition, the seamless integration of space activities into national policy is absolutely necessary.