42 USC 2466a - Goals

The purpose of sections 2466 to 2466c of this title is to set the reimbursement pricing policy for the Space Transportation System for commercial and foreign users which is consistent with the findings included in section 2466 of this title, encourages the full and effective use of space, and is designed to achieve the following goals
(1) the preservation of the role of the United States as a leader in space research, technology, and development;
(2) the efficient and cost effective use of the Space Transportation System;
(3) the achievement of greatly increased commercial space activity; and
(4) the enhancement of the international competitive position of the United States.