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President Trump today signed Space Policy Directive-2 implementing four recommendations made by the National Space Council on February 21, 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This directive will encourage American leadership in space commerce by creating more certainty for investors and private industry, while focusing on protecting our national security and public-safety. As President Trump says, “We’re a nation of pioneers, and the next great American frontier is space.”

As a sign of our administration’s commitment to America leading in space again, President Trump will host the next National Space Council meeting at the White House on June 18, 2018.

President Donald J. Trump is joined by Vice President Mike Pence; Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council; and Jared Stout, Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Space Council, as President Trump shows his signature after signing the Space Policy Directive-2 to streamline regulations on commercial use of Space, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)