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12 REASONS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA TO
ESTABLISH A SPACE EXPLORATION DAY HOLIDAY
- The July 20th Space Exploration Day Holiday would be a valuable public relations tool in the president's U.S. Space Goals for the Future.
- The holiday would leave a legacy for the Obama administration, for many generations to come.
- The existence of more pressing issues is a non-issue. The holiday will be quick and easy to officially establish, and it compliments the President's space goals for the future.
- The first manned Moon landing is deserving of a holiday. It was one of the 100 greatest events in World History. The spirit of this holiday would embrace much of value to all humankind.
- The President has authority to create the Holiday.
- Space Exploration Day and its related U. S. Space Observance have a long history of eight Presidential Proclamations.
- In the past, Congress has passed resolutions for both Space Exploration Day, and its related U.S. Space Observance; but has resisted efforts to make them permanent. White House Staff has also resisted permanent status for Space Exploration Day.
- The proposed draft presidential executive order contains all information, necessary to establish the holiday.
- The private sector will popularize the holiday, with the promotional encouragement of the Utah Space Association to make it be an annual fun holiday that families will enthusiastically support.
- The holiday would have the same legal status as Flag Day. It would not cause any business or government expense.
- U.S. Senators and state Governors have direct access to the President, without having to go through the extensive White House Staff.
- Space Exploration Day should not be considered in the same class with proposals for frivolous holiday considerations, such as National Dog Day, National Pickle Week, etc.
In the year 2000 the national news media, and correspondents, recognized the manned landing on the Moon, as the second most important event of the 20th Century.