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:


** China on the Final Frontier | The Planetary Society

With missions like Chang’e 4 on the far side of the Moon, China has firmly established itself as a leader in space exploration. Space journalist Andrew Jones helps us explore the nation’s ambitious near and long-term plans. Emily Lakdawalla says Mars lander InSight’s Mole has hit an obstacle, while Jason Davis shows us how Japan’s Hayabusa2 has blasted asteroid Ryugu for a sample and celebrates the success of the SpaceX Crew Dragon demo mission. Chief Scientist Bruce Betts gets a polite dressing down from an impeccable source.

Chang’e-4 lander as seen from Yutu-2.

** Dennis Ray Wingo recently talked “at NASA Ames for the Commercial Space Telecon, on March 6th, 2019. It encapsulates my thoughts to date on our direction and steps to the Industrialization of the Moon”.

** March 5, 2019 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black 


Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age