One of the things delegates to the Democratic National Convention will do during their stay in Boston this week is approve the party platform. The report of the platform committee is available, and a search of it turns up nothing about space policy in its 37 pages. The closest reference to space in the document is a discussion of how the Apollo program is an example of the nation’s “ingenuity and determination” that will be used again to give the country energy independence:
We are committed to achieving energy independence, and we know we can do it. Our ingenuity and determination built the cars we drive and the bridges we use. It electrified rural America in the 1930s, and took us to the moon in the 1960s. Our resolve helped conquer polio.
It’s this simple: When we see a problem, we roll up our sleeves and solve it. And that’s what we pledge to do now.