Space policy roundup – April.8.2019

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:


** Space Policy Edition: T-minus Five Years and Counting | The Planetary Society – “Can NASA return astronauts to the Moon by 2024? Vice President Mike Pence shocked the space community by announcing this ambitious new goal just weeks after the Trump Administration proposed a half-billion dollar cut to the space agency. Is the Administration fed up with the mounting delays to the Space Launch System rocket? How seriously should we take this declaration? Is it even possible given budget cuts and political dysfunction? Brendan Curry, Chief of Washington Operations for The Planetary Society, joins the show to explore these questions.”

** Episode T+118: Rapid Agile Launch Initiative – Main Engine Cut Off – “Last week, the US Air Force announced and expounded on the Rapid Agile Launch Initiative. Along with the new initiative, the new era of small launch is finally here, so it’s worth discussing a bit.”

** The Space Show – Fri, 04/05/2019Dennis Wingo discussed “Returning to the Moon by 2024, V.P. Pence & NASA Administrator Bridenstine, lunar industrial development program, potential lunar development plan, and more”. In particular, they talked about Dennis’s recent essay, SLS and Lunar Return in 2024: “With Faith and Ambition”.

** The Space Show – Tue, 04/02/2019 – Author Rod Pyle talked about his two newest books, Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age and First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience.

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

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