- The Secretary of State
- The Secretary of Defense
- The Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- The Director, Office of Science and Technology
- The Executive Secretary, National Aeronautics and Space Council
- International Space Cooperation: US-USSR Activities
The President has decided that space cooperation with the Soviet Union should be pursued simultaneously through high-level. diplomatic and technical agency channels. He has noted and approved the scope of a US-USSR cooperative space. program forwarded from the Ad Hoc Committee on International Space Cooperation through the NSC Under Secretaries Committee.
The President does not, at this time, desire to send a formal communication to Premier Kosygin urging closer space cooperation. He will, however, consider such a message whenever it appears likely that a concrete program proposal will be favorably received by the Soviet Union.
- Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files, (H-Files), Box H-217, NSDM Files, NSDM 70. Confidential. Copies were sent to Shultz and Flanigan.↩
- President Nixon directed that cooperation with the Soviet Union in space should be pursued, but that a direct approach to Soviet Premier Kosygin should not be undertaken.↩