Access to space plays a significant part in DoD’s ability to secure our nation. The lack of a unified national strategy for exploration and access to space is threatening to negatively impact our national security. From the satellites necessary to navigate military ships and airplanes, to the intelligence gathering platforms used to identify national security threats, our security as a nation is largely dependent on the capabilities provided by access to space. In the past, DoD’s access to space has been subsidized by NASA’s efforts to continue investing in human access to space. In the absence of this investment by NASA, and the lack of a national unified strategy for access to space, DoD now faces a significant budgetary investment in order to continue the access to space necessary to ensure the security of our country.