An independent review of ongoing U.S. human space flight plans and programs, as well as alternatives.
"I am committed to taking additional steps to help local economies like Florida's Space Coast adapt and thrive in the years ahead. The men and women who work in Florida's aerospace industry are some of the most talented and highly trained in the Nation… To these ends, I hereby direct the following: Establishment of the Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development."
- President Obama, May 3, 2010
|President Barack Obama tours SpaceX launch pad with CEO Elon Musk, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 15, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)|