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 lunar programs:
- Space resource & space law:
- [ Update: The Artemis Accords: One Small Step for Space Law? – Opinio Juris]
- The Artemis Accords | Transterrestrial Musings
- Trump administration drafting new space agreement to supersede Outer Space Treaty | Behind The Black
- Lunapolitics: U.S. To Propose ‘Artemis Accords’ To Govern Moon Mining Operations – SpaceWatch.Global
- Space law:
- Commercial crew:
- SpaceX Demo-2 Will Showcase Public-Private Partnership Benefits – Commercial Crew Program/NASA
- SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut mission officially extended by NASA – Teslarati
- Nine years ago, SpaceX called its shot on capturing the flag | Ars Technica
- Commercial crew safety, in space and on the ground – The Space Review
- NASA plans to purchase another seat on Russian Soyuz after SpaceX – Teslarati
- Commercial space
- ISS R&D:
- Space traffic:
- American states space:
- Camden County Has To Redo Part Of Regulatory Process For Spaceport | 90.1 FM WABE
- FAA to take another look at Spaceport Camden after plans downsized – Georgia Recorder
- Camden County Advances Revised Launch Site Operator License Application – Spaceport Camden (pdf)
- Spaceport CEO says space will be key to COVID-19 economic comeback – Las Cruces Sun
- Planetary defense:
- US national security:
- Return capsule of China’s experimental manned spaceship comes back successfully – Xinhua
- Re-entry module of prototype spacecraft makes landing – Chinadaily.com.cn
- China’s Experimental Crew Capsule Returns to Earth – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- China’s Long March 5B Launches New Experimental Crew Spacecraft – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- Long March 5B launch clears path for Chinese space station project – SpaceNews.com
- China’s Space Double Whammy: Successful Long March 5B Launches New Capsule For Human Spaceflight – SpaceWatch.Global
- China In Space: Does US Contest Or Cooperate? – Breaking Defense
- Head of Russian human spaceflight program dies after COVID-19 diagnosis | Space.com
- Kremlin says U.S. moon mining proposals need thorough legal analysis – Reuters
- US moon resource mining draft agreement requires analysis — Kremlin – TASS
- Russian space firm ready to develop reusable rocket – TASS
- Russia’s space agency to outline technical requirements for new Soyuz-6 carrier rocket – TASS
- Russian space agency to develop new satellite for flights beyond Earth’s magnetosphere – TASS
** The Space Show – Tue, 05/05/2020 – Dr. Haym Benaroya talked about “about returning to the Moon, our lunar return policy, plus the technology and advancements we need to make to return to the Moon”:
** Weekly Space Hangout: May 6, 2020 – Human Exploration of the Moon and Mars – Universe Today – Includes an interview with Pascal Lee who
… is chairman of the Mars Institute, planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, and director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) at NASA Ames. He holds an ME in geology and geophysics from the University of Paris, and a PhD in astronomy and space sciences from Cornell.
Pascal’s research focuses on water and caves on the Moon and Mars, the origin of Mars’ moons, and the future human exploration of the Moon and Mars. He has led over 30 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica for analog studies, including a 402-day winter-over in Antarctica. He is a recipient of the United States Antarctic Service Medal. He also works on surface systems for future Moon and Mars exploration, including drones, hoppers, rovers, spacesuits, and habitats. Pascal was scientist-pilot for NASA’s first field test of the SEV concept pressurized rover. He also led the Northwest Passage Drive Expedition, a record-setting vehicular traverse on sea-ice along the fabled Northwest Passage and the subject of the award-winning documentary film Passage To Mars (2016). He currently leads the HMP’s Astronaut Smart Glove project and JPL’s GlobeTrotter planetary hopper concept study.
** Hotel Mars on John Batchelor Show – Wed, 04/29/2020 – John Batchelor and David Livingston spoke with Dr. Haym Benaroya of Rutgers about “Electromagnetic pulse event (EMP), hardening technologies, rogue nations, grid upgrade costs and more”.
Are we morally obligated to pursue space exploration? What ethical considerations should we consider when creating space policy? Philosopher James Schwartz joins the show to address these questions and talk about his new book, The Value of Science in Space Exploration.
** Views on Space | Analog Astronauts | NSS
The National Space Society is proud to present “”Views On Space / Views From Space,” exclusive 4K short film series introduced by our president, Geoffrey Notkin. Inspiring, one-on-one interviews invite you to meet brilliant astronauts, engineers, spacecraft designers, and visionaries on the ever-evolving frontline of the Second Great Age of Space Exploration.
In Episode One, analog astronaut, author, television host, geologist, and sustainability professor , Dr. Sian Proctor, relates how her father’s friendship with Neil Armstrong set her on the starry road to cosmic adventure.
This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 5 May 2020, featuring Frank Salzgeber, Head of Innovation and Ventures Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH.
Frank Salzgeber discussed the ESA’s sustainable and immersive support for space startups and space entrepreneurs in a very engaging way, offering useful and interesting information to the audience.
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