Space has been called “the high frontier,” “the final frontier.” While Russia launched the first satellite in 1957, the United States caught up by sending humans to the moon and back in 1969. Space turned from competition to cooperation on August 31, 1962 with the Communications Satellite Act setting a tone of multinational, public/private cooperation. Space achievements entered a new era in 2012 when private enterprise successfully sent a shuttle to the International Space Station. Will the purpose declared in the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 by the United States Congress inspire a world where “activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind?” Might the promise of Unispace be answered?
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