Space policy roundup – Oct.14.2019

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 (find previous space policy roundups here):


** Space Policy Edition: Happy Fiscal New Year! | The Planetary Society

October 1st kicked off federal fiscal year 2020—a day that should also have kicked off a new budget for NASA. But Congress has not funded the space agency yet, instead passing a temporary stopgap measure to keep the government open until November 21st. Brendan Curry, The Planetary Society’s Chief of D.C. Operations, joins the show to discuss the latest political developments in Washington, good news for planetary defense, and how the funding delay could spell trouble for the space agency’s 2024 lunar goal.

** NASA’s Commercial Crew Program VR 360 Tour: Preparing to Launch America

Get ready for an immersive, Virtual Reality tour of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program! NASA Communications Specialist Joshua Santora provides an overview of the Commercial Crew Program while relaying historical insights and reviewing CCP’s vehicles and commercial partnerships with Boeing and SpaceX. Visit for more STEM educational resources featuring NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

** October 11, 2019 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** How NASA sold the American public on space, going to the moon | WGN-TV

** The Space Show – Sun, 10/13/2019 – Open lines show with listeners discussing various space issues of the day with David Livingston.

** Episode T+136: Starship to GTO, SSO from Florida – Main Engine Cut Off – “A few bits of follow-up on Starship to GTO, the Bridenstine-Musk show at SpaceX HQ, and flying to polar orbits from Florida.”



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