Space policy roundup – Oct.28.2019

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.

** Space Innovations So Incredible, They Just Might Work | The Planetary Society

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”.

** October 25, 2019 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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2 thoughts on “Space policy roundup – Oct.28.2019”

  1. I noticed when reading the SLS/Orion article that fanatical defenses of that program in the comments are no longer seen. How things have changed in the last few years!

    1. I also noticed the lack of counter responses. Maybe the corporate budget for that has been cut way back!

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