A coalition of 13 space organizations has release a white paper titled: “Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space.

The White paper calls attention to the need for the next administration and Congress to make space exploration and use a policy priority. It proposes solutions to four challenges facing the U.S. space exploration and use enterprise: unpredictable budgeting, foreign competition, the hostile space environment and workforce trends.

The Coalition was led by: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and the Space Foundation, with members: Aerospace Industries Association, Aerospace States Association, American Astronautical Society, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, Colorado Space Coalition, Satellite Industry Association, Silicon Valley Space Business Roundtable, Space Angels Network, Space Florida, and the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.