42 U.S. Code § 18302 - Definitions

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§ 18302.
In this chapter:
(1) Administrator
(2) Appropriate committees of CongressThe term “appropriate committees of Congress” means—
the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate; and
the Committee on Science [1] of the House of Representatives.
(3) Cis-lunar space

The term “cis-lunar space” means the region of space from the Earth out to and including the region around the surface of the Moon.

(4) Deep space

The term “deep space” means the region of space beyond cis-lunar space.

(5) ISS

The term “ISS” means the International Space Station.

(6) NASA
(7) Near-Earth space

The term “near-Earth space” means the region of space that includes low-Earth orbit and extends out to and includes geo-synchronous orbit.

(8) NOAA

The term “NOAA” means the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

(9) OSTP

The term “OSTP” means the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

(10) Space Launch System

The term “Space Launch System” means the follow-on government-owned civil launch system developed, managed, and operated by NASA to serve as a key component to expand human presence beyond low-Earth orbit.

(Pub. L. 111–267, § 3, Oct. 11, 2010, 124 Stat. 2808.)

[1]  So in original. Probably should be followed by “and Technology”.


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