ERIC Number: ED265054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
U.S.-Soviet Cooperation in Space. A Technical Memorandum.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This report consists of an executive summary and five chapters. Chapter 1, an introduction, discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages of cooperation in space. Chapter 2 outlines the history of United States-Soviet cooperation in space, and the policy debates which have taken place in the U.S. since the beginning of the space age. It focuses on lateral intergovernmental U.S.-Soviet space cooperation, as a background to analyzing policy issues facing Congress today and the kinds of questions these may suggest for the future. Chapter 3 (based on a 1984 workshop of space scientists) identifies some potential areas for expanded U.S.-Soviet cooperation in the space sciences. Chapters 4 and 5 combine this historical and scientific background with the complex array of foreign policy and national security issues which lie at the heart of any U.S.-Soviet cooperative activity in space. Chapter 4 focuses on French policies, since, of all the Western countries, France has had the most extensive and long-term space cooperations with the USSR, and has tended to approach space cooperation with the Soviets in ways quite different from those of the United States. Chapter 5 examines all of these issues as they face U.S. policymakers today. (Supporting documentation, including the text of Public Law 98-562, is included in three appendices.) (JN)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Foreign Policy, International Cooperation, National Security, Policy, Space Exploration, Space Sciences
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: France; USSR