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 Policy Edition: Lessons From the Moonshot That Never Was (with Mark Albrecht) | The Planetary Society

Thirty years ago, Dr. Mark Albrecht led the National Space Council when President George H.W. Bush announced the Space Exploration Initiative, an ambitious effort to send humans to the Moon and then on to Mars. Political divisions and a budget-busting cost estimate grounded the effort before it ever got off the ground. A new National Space Council is attempting to implement a new lunar plan from the Trump Administration. Can the lessons of a failed moonshot help today’s lunar ambitions succeed?

** The Space Show – Fri, 05/03/2019Marcia S. Smith talked about “space policy, NASA budgets, returning to the Moon, lunar return costs and policy, the congressional budget process and more”.

** Space in Videos – 2018 – 01 – Clean Space: how to build a satellite that won’t end up as dangerous debris – ESA:

** May 3, 2019 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black



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