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November 13, 1963
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Approved Fo ele 6igilli*%IA-RDP80B0167 000200020039-8 G (CLASSIFICATION) I c. st..e V.. OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR Referral to NSC Not Required Action Memorandum No. A-314 TO Deputy DiroctorISciance and Technol t 3 Neva bor 1963 Co eration with the USSR on =cater Space Matters (NSAM No. 2? I) Deputy DirectorIScioncaa and Technology is responsible for keeping iniornae NASA program and, in turn, for the DC! and appropriate Agency units in#orm*d. (signed) Lyman B. Kirkpatiicf: (Kirkpatrick tor cc: DCI DI DD/I DD/P Attachment: NSAM{!i No. Z? 1 LB K: drm Distribution: As above SUSPENSE DATE: C, ER 1 - ExDir Approved For Release 16 ;O?)A-RDP80B01676R000200020039-8 A C T I 0 N Approved For R se 2002/08/28: CIA-RDP80B01676 200020039-8 CONFIDENTIAL November 12, 1963 NATIONAL SECURITY ACTION MEMORANDUM NO. 271 The Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration SUBJECT: Cooperation with the USSR on Outer Space Matters ? I would like you to assume personally the initiative and central responsibility within the Government for the development of a program of substantive cooperation with the Soviet Union in the field of outer space, including the development of specific tech- nical proposals. I assume that you will work closely with the Department of State and other agencies as appropriate. These proposals should be developed with a view to their pore sible discussion with the Soviet Union as a direct outcome of my September 20 proposal for broader cooperation between the United States and the USSR in outer space, including co- operation in lunar landing programs. All proposals or sug- gestions originating within the Government relating to this general subject will be referred to you for your consideration and ev Nation. In addition to developing substantive proposals, I expect that you will assist the Secretary of State in exploring problems of procedure and timing connected with holding discussions with the Soviet Union and in proposing for my consideration the channels which would be most desirable from our point of view. In this connection the channel of contact developed CONFIDENTIAL _~ Fur 167fiRnnn~nn39~ by Drs Dryden between NASA and the Soviet Academy of Sciences has been quite effective, and I believe that we should continue to utilize it as appropriate as a means of continuing the dialogue between the scientists of both countries. I would like an interim report on the progress of our planning by December 15. Chairman, National Aeronautics and Space Council Secretary of State Secretary of Defense Director of Central Intelligence Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission Director, National Science Foundation Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Director, Bureau of the Budget Director, U. S. Information Agency CONFIDENTIAL