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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is planning ahead — way ahead. The agency wants you to email ideas for how "the Administration, the private sector, philanthropists, the research community and storytellers" can develop "massless" space exploration and a robust civilization beyond Earth.

Tom Kalil, the Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, says that in one of his meetings with NASA, a senior official with the space agency observed, "Right now, the mass we use in space all comes from the Earth. We need to break that paradigm so that the mass we use in space comes from space."

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