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Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 40. The University of Alaska, the Community Colleges, and the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation
Section 861. Purpose of the Corporation.
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AS 14.40.861. Purpose of the Corporation.

The purpose of the corporation is to allow the state to take a lead role in the exploration and development of space, to enhance human and economic development, and to provide a unified direction

(1) for space-related economic growth thereby ensuring a stable and dynamic research and business climate by attracting space-related businesses to locate within and utilize the opportunities provided in the state;

(2) for space-related educational and research development by encouraging and assisting the University of Alaska in developing space-related programs, research, and courses of instruction and to assist the University of Alaska as a member of the Space Grant State Consortia under 42 U.S.C. 2486 (National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program);

(3) to promote the continued utilization of the Poker Flat Research Range as a launch site for launch vehicles and for scientific research both from ground based and rocket or balloon based instrumentation;

(4) to recognize the importance and benefits of and to promote and encourage the continued utilization of Poker Flat Research Range for the University of Alaska's polar research efforts;

(5) for promotion of space-related tourism activities at Poker Flat Research Range and other space-related facilities or centers that may be utilized or established by the corporation; and

(6) for development of a state strategy for and to implement the acceleration of space-related economic growth and educational and research development in the state by the use of innovative development methods designed to stimulate space-related business and educational and research development and improve the entrepreneurial atmosphere in the state.

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