Letters

Open letters sent to public officials in support of extraterrestrial resource development.

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7 August 2009
A letter (2 pages) sent to: Thirty-three key participants “in our national dialogue on resource, security, and space policy,” enclosing our 3 August letter to the Augustine Committee.

The “government-wide review” referred to is President Obama's third Presidential Study Directive (PSD-3), which calls for “a broad review of U.S. national space policy ... that could culminate in a new strategy governing American civil and military space activities.... [The] review will involve a slew of U.S. offices and agencies, including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Treasury and Transportation departments, and U.S. intelligence agencies.”

See: Gabrynowicz, Joanne Irene. “President orders sweeping U.S. policy review.Res Communis. University of Mississippi School of Law. 5 July 2009.

3 August 2009
A letter (23 pages) sent to: the Augustine Committee, otherwise known as the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee.

20 April 2009
A letter (one page) sent to: John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President.

11 November 2008
A letter (one page) sent to: President-Elect Barack Obama.