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):
- Artemis lunar program:
- Op-ed | NASA should shed lesser priorities to achieve a 2024 moon landing – SpaceNews.com – Be sure to read comments
- Commercial Crew
- Planetary protection:
- Space sciences:
- Space resources:
- Space law:
- US military space:
- International space
- China to launch Chang’e-5 lunar probe in 2020 – Xinhua
- China drawing up plan for manned lunar exploration – Xinhua
- China’s Robotic/Human Moon Plans Jell – LeonardDavid.com
- China’s Troubled Long March 5 Rocket: Nearing Flight Three – LeonardDavid.com
- The third Long March 5 carrier rocket transported to Hainan for launch prep – Chinadaily.com.cn
- New Zealand:
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.
The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program gathers its “fellows” each year to share what they’ve learned about some of the most fascinating science and engineering imaginable. Mat Kaplan visits with Program Executive Jason Derleth and seven leaders of funded studies. Astronaut Mae Jemison also attended and returns to Planetary Radio. Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov passed away last week at 85. He is remembered and praised by space historian John Logsdon. All this, headlines from The Downlink, and Bruce Betts!
** The Space Show – Sun, 10/27/2019 – David Livingston led a discussion with listeners of an array of space issues.
** Hotel Mars – Wed, 10/23/2019 with John Batchelor & Dr. David Livingston – CBS News space correspondent William Harwood talked about “NASA’s ISS all-female spacewalk to replace the power controller for the station”.
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