Space policy roundup – Feb.17.2020

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):


** NASA 2021 Budget, Tesla Battery Production, SpaceX New Hire from NASA – Ep 71

Tim, and Ben talk about the NASA 2021 budget proposal numbers, Tesla’s in-house battery production, and SpaceX hiring a renowned NASA employee.

** Episode T+147: Mike Suffredini, President & CEO of Axiom – Main Engine Cut Off

Mike Suffredini, President and CEO of Axiom, joins me to talk about their recent announcement: Axiom has been selected by NASA for access to an ISS port. They will build out Axiom Station as an expansion of the ISS, and eventually operate it as a free-flying space station. Before Axiom, Mike was NASA’s ISS Program Manager for a decade.

** The Space Show – Sun, 02/16/2020Rand Simberg talked about ” his Reason article regarding socialism in space, the Moon treaty and private property rights in space plus much more”.

See also Multilateral Agreements For Real Property Rights In The Solar System – Rand E. Simberg – IAC-2019 (pdf)

** The Space Show – Fri, 02/14/2020Lt. General Steven Kwast, USAF (Ret) discussed “the new U.S. Space Force status, the needed Space Force future vision, leadership, China and much more”.

** Hotel Mars – Wed, 02/12/2020John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston spoke with William Harwood about “the return of human spaceflight for NASA using the Crew Dragon and the Boeing CST 100”:

** The Space Show – Tue, 02/11/2020Dr. Robert Zubrin gave a “Review of his visit with Elon Musk and tour of Boca Chica site, Starship plan & production, Mars plan, NASA Moonand Mars and a lot more”.

** February 16, 2020 Zimmerman/Task Force Gryphon podcast | Behind The Black

** February 14, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black


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