Space policy roundup – Feb.14.2020

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):

** Space Missions of Global Importance: Planetary Defense, Space Weather Protection, and Space Situational Awareness – Hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

The hearing will focus on U.S. leadership in space missions vital to the global economy and the protection of human health and life on Earth. Witnesses will also discuss policies, programs, and research that are important for planetary defense, space weather protection, and space situational awareness. 


    • Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • Mr. William Murtagh, Director, Space Weather Prediction Center, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
    • Mr. Kevin O’Connell, Director, Office of Space Commerce, Department of Commerce
    • Dr. Moriba Jah, Associate Professor, Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics, University of Texas

** Space Situational Awareness: Key Issues in an Evolving LandscapeHearings – House Committee on Science, Space and Technology


Dr. Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation [Truth in Testimony]

Mr. Daniel Oltrogge, AIAA Space Traffic Management Space Governance Task Force Chair, Founder and Administrator, Space Safety Coalition, Official International Standards Organization (ISO) representative to the United Nations Committee for the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) [Truth in Testimony]

Professor Joanne Gabrynowicz, Professor Emerita of Space Law, University of Mississippi Law Center [Truth in Testimony]

Professor Danielle Wood, Director of the Space Enabled Research Group, Assistant Professor of Media Arts & Sciences and Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Truth in Testimony]

Dr. Ruth Stilwell, Adjunct Professor, Norwich University, Senior Non-Resident Scholar, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University [Truth in Testimony]

** The Space Show – Tue, 02/11/2020Dr. Robert Zubrin discussed “SpaceX Mars plans and much more”.

** 27 – Space Policy Fugue State | Off-Nominal

Jake and Anthony are joined by Laura Forczyk to talk about all the drama, from the NASA Authorization bill making its way through the House, the latest in Starliner anomalies, and Laura’s new book, Rise of the Space Age Millennials.

** Art Harman – How to Lobby for Mars22nd Annual International Mars Society Convention – [October 17-20, 2019]

** Angela Cui – Mars Society China22nd Annual International Mars Society Convention

** Ivan Fino – Legal System22nd Annual International Mars Society Convention

** Robert Zubrin-The Apostle of Space – Blake Burns – Medium

** Hubble, TRUTHS and space Law | Podcasts | Naked Scientists

Recorded live at European Astrofest 2020, Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham are joined by UK Space Agency chief scientist Chris Lee, professor of space law Chris Newman and Hubble project scientist and associate director of the European Space Agency, Antonella Nota. They discuss the legacy of Hubble, legality of lunar ownership and the ongoing impact of hundreds of new satellites orbiting the Earth, plus the future of the James Webb Space Telescope. There’s also the truth about TRUTHS – the new climate-monitoring mission – with NPL’s Nigel Fox and the UK Space Agency’s Beth Greenaway…

** Space Debris Panel At #DLD20 Asks “What Are You Adding?” – SpaceWatch.Global


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