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):
- NASA budget & management:
- Bridenstine asks Congress to fully fund lunar lander program quickly – SpaceNews.com
- Bridenstine Implores Congress to Finalize FY2020 Appropriations for Desperately Needed HLS – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- Loverro Takes the Helm at HEOMD, Bridenstine Pushes Back on $2 Billion SLS Cost Estimate – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- Space legislation:
- Commercial space:
- Why collaboration is not a collision when private weather companies work with the federal government – The Washington Post
- How NASA is evolving through partnerships with private space companies – CNBC
- Op-ed | Envisioning the next 50 years in space – SpaceNews.com
- Founder Institute opens space accelerator with ties to NASA Ames – SpaceNews.com
- Commercial crew:
- Orbital debris:
- Space advocacy:
- US states space:
- US military:
- Air Force soon to release revised launch solicitation in response to GAO’s ruling – SpaceNews.com
- The Space Force Appears Cleared For Launch – Defense One
- Congress Agrees Space Force; 2020 NDAA Vote Next Week – Breaking Defense
- In search of a space culture – The Space Review
- Space Development Agency in state of uncertainty – SpaceNews.com
- International space
- On the day of a key test, Russia trolls Boeing’s Starliner mission | Ars Technica
- A big salary, luxury cars, and a new dacha—Russia’s space leader lives large | Ars Technica
- NATO in space: Putin is worried about the militarization of space – CNBC.com
- Putin: Orbital satellite cluster renewed, multilayer missile attack warning system capabilities expanded – Interfax
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Blue Origin successfully protested the US Air Force’s RFP for the National Security Space Launch program, which will have big implications for the way the current round of contract awards plays out. NASA added five new providers to the Commercial Lunar Payload Services program, including SpaceX and Blue Origin, and I’ve got some thoughts about the inclusion of those options in what is quickly becoming my favorite NASA program.
** Town Hall with Administrator Bridenstine and NASA’s New HEO Associate Administrator Douglas Loverro
NASA held an Agency-wide Town Hall with Administrator Bridenstine and Douglas Loverro, NASA’s new Associate Administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at noon EST. During the Town Hall, the Administrator introduced Douglas Loverro, and they answered questions from the agency’s workforce.
** The Space Show – Sun, 12/08/2019 – Dr. David Livingston led a discussion with listeners “on several Space Show topics in physics and the future of physics, The Space Development Network and space agriculture, important Space Show fundraising efforts for our 2019 campaign, news events of the day and more”.
** The Space Show – Mon, 12/02/2019 – Dr. Sean Casey gave an “Overview of commercial and NewSpace investment through the present, multiple additional commercial, exploratory, engineering and space related topics”.
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