Aerospace commission's recommendations

In findings released Nov. 18, the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry called for a range of actions including development of real-time, space-based communications.

With unanimous support, the commission made the following nine recommendations to the Bush administration and Congress:

* Pioneer new frontiers in aerospace technology, commerce and exploration.

* Make modernization of the air transportation system a national priority.

* Create a space imperative.

* Adopt a policy that invigorates and sustains the aerospace industrial base.

* Establish a national aerospace policy and create a governmentwide management structure.

* Reform export controls.

* Design a new business model.

* Reverse the decline in the aerospace workforce and promote its growth.

* Increase investment in basic aerospace research.

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