A sampling of links to recent space policy, politics, and government (US and international) related space news and resource items that I found of interest:


** Space Economics : Planet Money : NPR

Most people have a fascination with space because of the grand themes — exploration, the search for aliens, going to the moon, maybe someday living on Mars! Matt Weinzeirl of Harvard Business School is just as fascinated, but for a different reason.

Matt says the economic model of space activity was once centralized, and focused mainly on the provision of public goods. But over time, that model has evolved, and NASA has found a potentially fruitful way to partner with the private sector in developing the space economy of the future.

** Art Harman – Trump Space Policy – 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention

** Art Harman – Lunar Gateway or Boots on the Poles? – 21st Annual Mars Society Convention

** Dr. Doug Plata – Reality Check on BFR – 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention:


** The Space Show – Sun, 12/02/2018 – Leonard David discussed “Gateway, lunar policy, space advocacy, space legal issues and concerns, commercial space concerns, NASA budget and OMB issues, promoting space books and much more.”.

** The Space Show – Fri, 11/30/2018Dr. Haym Benaroya of Rutgers University talked about “lunar policy, returning to the Moon, planning a human lunar return mission, commercial lunar market potential, advocacy action and more”.

** The Space Show – Tue, 11/27/2018Dr. Doug Plata discussed “policy meetings regarding alternative lunar return possibilities, Scott Pace meetings, Doug’s Dec. 5th telecon, and much more”.

** The Space Show – Mon, 11/26/2018John Hunt “discussed his interest in space and physics, advanced & exotic propulsion, he updated us with the Woodward Mach Thruster work plus the latest on SLS and the Gateway, Space Show annual campaign, Space Show Advisory Board”.


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