Space policy roundup – Jan.24.2020

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):


** China Develops New-generation Reusable Manned Spacecraft – CCTV

Most equipment of China’s new-generation spaceships can be reusable as China has adopted a two-compartment design of service module and return module, while most valuable products are put in the return module.…

** Laura Forczyk – Rise of the Space Age Millennials – Cold Star Project S02E15

Astralytical founder Dr. Laura Forczyk is on the Cold Star Project with host Jason Kanigan to talk about her new book, Rise of the Space Age Millenials. We also cover a number of other space topics, such as commentary on policy questions like: – reduced ISS crew size – NASA’s Commercial Crew Program – Space Tourism – US Space Policy – Megaconstellations and astronomer rights

** Laura Montgomery – US Space Law Regulations – Cold Star Project S02E14

Space lawyer and scifi writer Laura Montgomery is on the Cold Star Project, and we’re digging into how Congress, US agencies and operators work to create and enforce space regulations. With host Jason Kanigan, we discuss:
– the basics of how space law works in the US and for US citizens abroad
– how Laura’s FAA experience built and impacted her approach to space law
– the question of sovereignty in space law (“They didn’t say I couldn’t so I can”; OST Article 1 vs Article 2)
– the way regulatory and treaty issues can impact space law
– how human space flight is regulated in the United States of America
– how Laura’s space law practice has influenced her science fiction writing.
Laura Montgomery is Proprietor of Ground Based Space Matters, Adjunct Professor of space law at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, a former manager FAA space law branch (3 years) and senior attorney for commercial space transportation (18 years).

** Face2Face: Jack Dangermond and Scott Pace

Jack Dangermond Founder and President of Esri, discussing the evolution of the space industry during a conversation with US National Space Council’s Executive Secretary Scott Pace

** The Space Show – Tue, 01/21/2020Dr. Jeffrey Coughlin talked about “exoplanets, searching for life, SETI and more”.

** SpaceX Demo-2 astronauts speak to the media after Crew Dragon’s successful inflight abort

NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley held an informal press conference with the media following SpaceX’s successful inflight abort demonstration using the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

** January 21, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black


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