Space policy roundup – Aug.19.2019

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:

Webcasts:

** Reflections of Humanity in a Spacesuit for Moonwalkers | The Planetary Society

Host Mat Kaplan in a long and fascinating conversation with Nicholas de Monchaux, author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo. This great book is about much more than creation of the suits that allowed humans to walk and work on the Moon. Jason Davis shares pointers on looking for LightSail 2 overhead, while Bruce Betts provides a solar sail update in this week’s What’s Up. And you might win a Planetary Radio t-shirt!

** Episode T+130: SmallSat Launch Roundup – Main Engine Cut Off

SmallSat was last week which meant a flurry of announcements. This year was launch heavy, so I break down some announcements from SpaceX, Arianespace, and Rocket Lab.

** The Space Show/Hotel Mars – Wed, 08/14/2019 – John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston interview Dr. Jeffrey Foust of Space News about “SLS, delays, NASA, congressional support, NASA leadership changes, Artemis 1 launch to the Moon, lunar gateway”.

** The Space Show – Fri, 08/16/2019Dr. Garrett Erin Reisman discussed “his astronaut experiences, human spaceflight from both the engineering and medical perspective. We talked about student interest in HSF and classes, private human spaceflight and SpaceX life support work.”

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