Space policy roundup – July.23.2019

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:


** Asteroid Day LIVE 2019 – Videos of seminars and panel discussions on planetary defense related topics. For example: this video shows a discussion of

Planetary Defense and in particular, the importance of Asteroid Deflection Missions, DART and HERA. The panel will look at Europe‘s role in US-European cooperation and evaluate the importance and value of multi-country and private industry collaborations on Space Missions and Planetary Science.

** The Space Show – Sun, 07/21/2019Rand Simberg and Bill Simon talked about the Evoloterra ceremony in honor of the anniversary of Apollo 11 and about current space developments and policy issues.

** Was the Apollo Program a Bad Idea? | A SciShow Documentary – An extended SciShow video sponsored by Draper’s “We Hack the Moon” initiative, which describes

…how engineers guided us to the moon and back with a fraction of today’s technology. The Apollo program was famous for being risky and expensive. It had a crunched timeline, daring astronauts, and lacked modern tech, and that all kind of makes you wonder… was the Apollo program a bad idea?



One Giant Leap:
The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon