Talking Space Guide on Candidate Positions on Space
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NASABudget (mainly NASA)Climate ChangeDirection (of NASA)Private (Commercial Space and Public/Private Partnerships)Military
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Clinton"If elected, I will support NASA’s efforts to drive innovation and advance the technology that expands our understanding of the Earth, the solar system and the universe, and provides global leadership that enables humanity to explore beyond our home planet. NASA’s missions must both bring scientific, economic and educational value to our country and capture our imaginations.""An investment in NASA is an investment in our future. I will give my full support for a NASA budget that invests in innovative, meaningful programs that are managed wisely and efficiently, in order to grow our 21st century space and aeronautics portfolio.""I believe climate change is one of the most serious challenges we face, and I am committed to making sure America leads global efforts to combat climate change and to deepen our scientific understanding.""Many of the technologies we need to send astronauts to an asteroid can also serve as foundational technologies that will be necessary to make human exploration of Mars possible.""It is in NASA’s interest to work with the private-sector innovators who are opening up new opportunities. We can harness the private sector to give taxpayers the best return on investment, provide crew and cargo access to the International Space Station, and open up new commercial opportunities in communications, Earth observations, and suborbital human spaceflight.""We must both advance our technological capabilities and ensure the operational readiness of our military space efforts, while keeping costs down."
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Trump*"Our civilian space program should reflect the scientific priorities and aspirations of our society. Congress will be a full partner in shaping those priorities as the people’s representatives" ... Has also said government should not fund."My administration will examine spending priorities and will make adjustments as necessary. However, as a businessman, I am mindful of the many benefits, inventions and scientific breakthroughs that would not have been possible without the space program, and that has to be thrown into the calculus, as well.""There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of “climate change.” Perhaps the best use of our limited financial resources should be in dealing with making sure that every person in the world has clean water. Perhaps we should focus on eliminating lingering diseases around the world like malaria. Perhaps we should focus on efforts to increase food production to keep pace with an ever-growing world population. Perhaps we should be focused on developing energy sources and power production that alleviates the need for dependence on fossil fuels. We must decide on how best to proceed so that we can make lives better, safer and more prosperous.""After taking office, we will have a comprehensive review of our plans for space, and will work with Congress to set both priorities and mission.""I think there would be ample opportunity for public-private partnerships in the space program, and it is already occurring to some degree with private flights of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. Again, we would work with Congress to determine what structures would serve the interests of the country best.""We should concentrate on making sure that we enhance combat lethality and increase situational awareness, and expand our intelligence capabilities."
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JohnsonGenerally supportive of the space program, but supports funding cuts (43%)"So in that context, but given the budgetary consequence, I’m believing that government needs to be cut by 43 percent, because that’s the amount of money we’re borrowing and printing for every dollar that we’re spending. In that context, the space program at this point needs to be reduced by 43 percent.""We accept that climate change is occurring, and that human activity is contributing to it, including through greenhouse gases like methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide."NO DATA"Private corporations are increasingly interested in space travel, and the private sector has access to far more resources than the public, so we welcome private participation and even dominance in space exploration."NO DATA
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SteinSupports government funding for space"Yes, we should increase NASA's funding.""Climate change is the greatest existential threat that humanity has ever faced."NO DATANO DATANO DATA
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McMullinSupports government funding for spaceNO DATANo government money to combat climate changeNO DATASupports private companies in spaceNO DATA
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http://www.chicagospace.org/libertarian-presidential-candidate-gary-johnson-space-policy-discussion.htmlhttp://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Governor/New_Mexico/Gary_Johnson/Views/NASA/
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Sources:http://www.spacenewsmag.com/feature/u-s-election-2016-hillary-clinton-and-donald-trump-weigh-in-on-u-s-space-policy/https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4ixbr5/i_am_jill_stein_green_party_candidate_for/
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http://sciencedebate.org/20answershttps://www.isidewith.com/candidate-guide/issues/science/space-exploration-2
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http://spacenews.com/trumps-space-policy-reaches-for-mars-and-the-stars/https://www.isidewith.com
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http://www.planetary.org/get-involved/be-a-space-advocate/election2016/
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*Some of Trump's public statements clash with what his surrogates say
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