Space Exploration

Yesterday a memorandum was signed that revises a June 2010 policy directive regarding space exploration. The operative part is quoted below:

The paragraph beginning “Set far-reaching exploration milestones” is deleted and replaced with the following:

“Lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities. Beginning with missions beyond low-Earth orbit, the United States will lead the return of humans to the Moon for long-term exploration and utilization, followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations;”.

Official Title and Link: Presidential Memorandum on Reinvigorating America’s Human Space Exploration Program

Memorandum dated December 11, 2017


Four on 7th and 8th

Since my last post, four actions have been signed by POTUS 45.

On December 7th, the standard remembrance of Pearl Harbor proclamation was issued.

The following day, two proclamations and an executive order on various issues were signed. Nothing of great import, as far as I can tell.

Official Titles and Links:

Proclamations and Executive Order signed December 7 and 8, 2017

Two Proclamations

It has been a couple of weeks of non-activity, but as the new month approached, the first two proclamations for December were announced yesterday.

Official Titles and Links:

Proclamations dated November 30,2017

Thanksgiving and Family

Two memoranda mislabeled. They both are proclamations.

Official Titles and Links:

Memoranda (Proclamations) dated November 17, 2017

Two More Actions Nov 10

Both are really proclamations although one is labeled memorandum.

Official Titles and Links:

Proclamations dated November 10, 2017