This week’s edition of The Space Review has three articles that touch upon space policy and the Presidential election:
- Sam Dinkin looks at Kerry’s space policy and find that it “really says more about his domestic, Iraq, and terrorism policies than indicates much about what will happen for space in a Kerry presidency.”
- Greg Zsidisin asks the question on the minds of Democratic space activists: vote for your party’s candidate, or for the candidate who proposed a new space exploration policy? Find out why he’s sticking with Kerry.
- Taylor Dinerman examines the missile defense policies of Bush and Kerry with a particular eye towards space-based missile defense. While Bush is the stronger of the two on this topic, “there seems to be no real possibility that the US will be able to deploy any kind of boost-phase interceptor, either ground-based or space-based, by the end of his second term.”