Space policy roundup – May.17.2019

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:


** Episode 1 – “Bridging the Digital Divide” w/ David Hartshorn, CEO, Geeks Without Frontiers by On Orbit Podcast by Via Satellite/ SoundCloud

In Via Satellite’s debut episode of “On Orbit,” host Jeffrey Hill sits down with Geeks Without Frontiers CEO David Hartshorn to decipher Digital Divide statistics and discuss the role that hybrid networks, satellites, and specifically the new LEO/MEO constellation satellites will play in providing connectivity to the world’s 4 billion people without access to broadband. We also talk about the importance of electric power as a resource, and how private industry firms are investing in developing economies through connectivity.

** The Space Show – Tue, 05/14/2019: Dr. Robert Zubrin talked about his new book, The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility and about “the Gateway, lunar return, Mars, policy, China, Pell Grant funding and more”.

** NASA Artemis promotional video narrated by William Shatner: “We are going to the Moon, to stay, by 2024. And this is how.”


Moon Rush: The New Space Race