Space policy roundup – Sept.7.2020

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):

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** Who gets to manage traffic in space? | Federal News Network

Yogi Berra would have gotten it wrong when it comes to the space surrounding Earth. It’s gotten so popular people are still flocking there. It raises serious questions: Which federal agency should take charge of space traffic management? Congress couldn’t figure that one out. So it hired the National Academy of Public Administration. For what NAPA concluded, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to study fellow and former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe.

** Episode 23 3 Rings of U S Commercial Space Licensing Space Thoughts/Michael Listner, Space Law & Policy Solutions

** The Space Show – Tues. Sept.1.2020 – An open lines program included discussion of multiple topics “and there were two callers, Marshall and Ft. Worth John. Marshall reviewed the book “Space Is Open For Business” and more. John talked about physics, an online Cal Tech class he completed that might interest listeners plus he commented on the Mufon report of UFO sightings and why the US has so many sightings compared to the rest of the world.”

** Defending Earth! A Planetary Society Live EventPlanetary Society

Saving our planet from an asteroid strike is the only preventable major disaster. The Planetary Society reviews its work to help humankind prepare for and avoid this otherwise inevitable calamity. Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan welcomes Chief Scientist Bruce Betts, Chief Advocate and Senior Space Policy Adviser Casey Dreier, and our special guest, Professor Amy Mainzer of the University of Arizona, Principal Investigator for the NEOWISE mission. This event was presented live on September 3, 2020.

** September 2, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

** September 3, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black


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