(1) Payloads and missions that contribute to extending human presence beyond low-Earth orbit and substantially benefit from the unique capabilities of the Space Launch System.
(2) Other payloads and missions that substantially benefit from the unique capabilities of the Space Launch System.
(3) On a space available basis, Federal Government or educational payloads that are consistent with NASA's mission for exploration beyond low-Earth orbit.
(4) Compelling circumstances, as determined by the Administrator.
|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|70102(a)||42 U.S.C. 2465a(a).||Pub. L. 101–611, title I, §112(a), (c), (d), Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3198, 3199.|
|70102(b)||42 U.S.C. 2465a(c).|
|70102(c)||42 U.S.C. 2465a(d).|
Pub. L. 115–10, title VIII, §826, Mar. 21, 2017, 131 Stat. 65, provided that:
"(A) scientific research; and
"(B) investigating new or improved capabilities.
"(A) flight testing;
"(B) payload development; and
"(C) hardware related to subparagraphs (A) and (B).
Pub. L. 109–155, title VI, §602, Dec. 30, 2005, 119 Stat. 2931, provided that:
2015—Pub. L. 114–90 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to space shuttle use policy.
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