July 31, 2018 Memo from Mick Mulvaney, Director, Workplace of Administration and Finances
FY 2020 Administration Analysis and Growth Finances Priorities: American Area Exploration & Commercialization
“Analysis and innovation in house have a direct impression on Earth, producing developments in our primary understanding of the universe and our personal planet, and galvanizing the following era of scientists and engineers.
Analysis investments must be targeted on making certain American management in house for long-duration spaceflight, in-space manufacturing, in-situ useful resource utilization, longterm cryogenic gasoline storage and administration, and superior space-related energy and propulsion capabilities.
Businesses ought to prioritize demonstrations and flight assessments to make sure an industrial base for business exercise in house and on celestial our bodies.
One space of potential scientific and business significance is microgravity-related analysis that has the potential for near-term breakthroughs in biopharmaceuticals and supplies science.
Lastly, companies ought to search alternatives to work with superior supplies, additive manufacturing, optical communications, and machine learning-capabilities which have broad potential purposes in house and on Earth.”