2014 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare (Sections 1 - 18445)
Chapter 159 - Space Exploration, Technology, and Science (Sections 18301 - 18445)
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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 159 - SPACE EXPLORATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND SCIENCE
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Date2014
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawNo
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18301.Findings.
18302.Definitions.

        

SUBCHAPTER I—POLICY, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES FOR HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT AND EXPLORATION

18311.United States human space flight policy.
18312.Goals and objectives.
18313.Assurance of core capabilities.

        

SUBCHAPTER II—EXPANSION OF HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT BEYOND THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND LOW-EARTH ORBIT

18321.Human space flight beyond low-Earth orbit.
18322.Space Launch System as follow-on launch vehicle to the Space Shuttle.
18323.Multi-purpose crew vehicle.
18324.Utilization of existing workforce and assets in development of Space Launch System and multi-purpose crew vehicle.
18325.NASA launch support and infrastructure modernization program.
18326.Development of technologies and in-space capabilities for beyond near-Earth space missions.
18327.Report requirement.

        

SUBCHAPTER III—DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF COMMERCIAL CREW AND CARGO TRANSPORTATION CAPABILITIES

18341.Commercial Cargo Development program.
18342.Requirements applicable to development of commercial crew transportation capabilities and services.

        

SUBCHAPTER IV—CONTINUATION, SUPPORT, AND EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

18351.Continuation of the International Space Station through 2020.
18352.Maximum utilization of the International Space Station.
18353.Maintenance of the United States segment and assurance of continued operations of the International Space Station.
18354.Management of the ISS national laboratory.

        

SUBCHAPTER V—SPACE SHUTTLE RETIREMENT AND TRANSITION

18361.Sense of Congress on the Space Shuttle program.
18362.Retirement of Space Shuttle orbiters and transition of Space Shuttle program.
18363.Disposition of orbiter vehicles.

        

SUBCHAPTER VI—EARTH SCIENCE

18371.Interagency collaboration implementation approach.
18372.Transitioning experimental research to operations.
18373.Decadal Survey missions implementation for Earth observation.
18374.Instrument test-beds and venture class missions.

        

SUBCHAPTER VII—SPACE SCIENCE

18381.Technology development.
18382.Suborbital research activities.
18383.In-space servicing.
18384.Decadal results.
18385.On-going restoration of radioisotope thermoelectric generator material production.
18386.Collaboration with ESMD and SOMD on robotic missions.
18387.Near-Earth object survey and policy with respect to threats posed.
18388.Space weather.

        

SUBCHAPTER VIII—AERONAUTICS AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY

18401.Aeronautics research goals.
18402.Research collaboration.
18403.Goal for Agency space technology.
18404.National space technology policy.
18405.Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program.

        

SUBCHAPTER IX—EDUCATION

18421.Study of potential commercial orbital platform program impact on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

        

SUBCHAPTER X—RE-SCOPING AND REVITALIZING INSTITUTIONAL CAPABILITIES

18431.Workforce stabilization and critical skills preservation.

        

SUBCHAPTER XI—OTHER MATTERS

18441.National and international orbital debris mitigation.
18442.Reports on program and cost assessment and control assessment.
18443.Eligibility for service of individual currently serving as Administrator of NASA.
18444.Counterfeit parts.
18445.Information security.

        

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