NASA can more effectively perform its missions by transferring its aeronautic responsibilities to the Federal Aviation Administration and be renamed the National Space Agency. The U.S. must also recognize that space is an emerging arena of international competition and conflict and militarily protect its space assets from China which seeks to use space to restrict the U.S.' ability to defend its strategic interests in regions such as the Western Pacific.
space policy, military astronautics, geopolitics, NASA, international security
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Chapman, Bert and Saikia, Sarag J., "More Effective Human Spaceflight Programs and Their International Security Implications" (2013). Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research. Paper 46.
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Published in National Academy of Sciences Committee on Human Spaceflight Call for Papers http://www8.nationalacademies.org/aseboutreach/publicviewhumanspaceflight.aspx-July 8, 2013