To reaffirm and amend the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Space Exploration Sustainability Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress makes the following findings: (1) A robust and balanced space program enhances the United States long-term national and economic security by-- (A) inspiring students to pursue disciplines in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; (B) stimulating development of advanced technologies with widespread applications; (C) increasing the United States technological competitiveness; and (D) enhancing global prosperity and security through cooperation in shared interests, such as advancement of science, understanding of Earth and the universe, and protection from space borne threats, such as asteroids. (2) The Nation's space program should include endeavors that balance-- (A) national security space and civil space; (B) robotic and human exploration; (C) advancement of scientific knowledge and engagement of the general public; (D) U.S. Government led launch capability development, including the Space Launch System and multi-purpose crew vehicle, and partnerships with commercial and international entities; (E) advancement of the space frontier and stimulation of commerce within Earth Orbit; and (F) peering outward to further understanding of the universe and observing Earth to expand knowledge of our home planet. (3) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 (42 U.S.C. 18301 et seq.) provides for a robust and balanced national...