S. 3661 (112th): Space Exploration Sustainability Act

Dec 05, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bill Nelson
Senator from Florida
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Dec 05, 2012
9 pages

This bill was introduced on December 5, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 05, 2012
Referred to Committee Dec 05, 2012
Full Title

A bill to reaffirm and amend the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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Space Exploration Sustainability Act - Amends the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 to make it:
(1) a long-term goal for the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) to sustainably expand permanent human presence beyond low-Earth orbit and to expand economic activity in space, and
(2) a key objective of the United States to expand throughout cis-lunar space (the region of space from the Earth out to and including the region around the surface of the Moon) and beyond.
Requires the Administrator of NASA to submit to Congress a strategy for achieving the long-term goal of sustainably expanding a human presence beyond low-Earth orbit through robust use of cis-lunar space. Instructs NASA to proceed with the utilization of the International Space Station, technology development, and follow-on transportation systems, including the space launch system and the multi-purpose crew vehicle.

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