Space policy roundup – July.11.2019

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:


** NASA Exploration Plans, Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, July 9, 2019

On July 9, 2019, the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space held a hearing titled, “NASA Exploration Plans: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going.” The purpose of this hearing was to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Apollo 11 mission and the United States landing the first man on the moon. The hearing examined NASA’s plans for future human spaceflight missions. Invited witnesses were:

  • Dr. Christine Darden Data Analyst and Aerospace Engineer Researcher, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar President and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
  • Homer Hickam Author, “Rocket Boys”
  • Gene Kranz Flight Director, Apollo 11
  • Eric Stallmer President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

** The Space Show – Tue, 07/09/2019Dr. Namrata Goswami talked about “India’s space history & program, China space & lunar policy, US return to the Moon, deterrence as a goal, Space Force, commercial space development, international cooperation and more”.

** July 9, 2019 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black



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