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AIA has launched a web letter-writing campaign on the anniversary of the first moon landing to garner public support for maintaining our nation’s global leadership in space.
The letter to President Obama and Congress calls for the following steps to address the threats to U.S. space leadership:
“The U.S. has held the lead position in space for decades” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “However, that position is perishable. It is vital the administration and Congress keep our space programs and their supporting industrial base and uniquely skilled workforce at the forefront of the U.S. achievements.”
“A major requirement for maintaining our leadership in space is long-term planning and White House level coordination that cuts across the many agencies that have a stake in space” Blakey added.
The letter is assessable to everyone and will automatically be forwarded to the sender’s three members of Congress as well as to President Obama. The letter can also be modified before it is electronically mailed. The entire process takes only two minutes.
“I urge everyone who wants to see our space programs, and the many everyday benefits they provide us, remain healthy to participate. In a campaign like this numbers matter,” Blakey said. “A single letter does not get much attention but thousands of letters will make an impact.”
The website and letter can be found at www.spaceleadership.org.
AIA Source: andrew.barber[at]aia-aerospace.org