Space policy roundup – Oct.26.2020

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):

International space


** Sec. Elaine Chao on the future of commercial space travel – FOX5 Atlanta

** 2020 Free Market Forum – Hillsdale CollegePanel 1: “Space” – Chairman: Roger Butters, Hillsdale College

  • Foreign Relations in Space”, Steven L. Kwast, USAF Lt. Gen. (ret.)
  • The Promise of Space Mining”, Joel C. Sercel, Founder, Trans Astronautica Corporation
  • Space Econ”, Rand Simberg, Author, Safe Is Not an Option

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** E38 – Funding Space: Investment Developments and Commercialization Trends (with Karen Jones and Jason Rainbow) – Aerospace Corp – Center for Space Policy & Strategy (CSPS) 

** 86- Space Innovation, Dynamic Ground and OpenSpace – – Constellations Podcast – YouTube

** The Artemis Accords: Principles for a New Era in Space Exploration, Mike Gold, NASA HQ – FISO – July 1, 2020

** STMD Strategic Technology Plan: Advanced PropulsionNASA Video

Hear directly from STMD’s Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding PPT) about the Advanced Propulsion area is presented by Ronald J. Litchford, Ph.D, P.E., Principal Technologist for Propulsion.

** #NASAatHome Spaceport Series Episode 20: Gateway and Commercial PartnershipsNASA’s Kennedy Space Center

On this episode of the Spaceport Series we chat with NASA’s Gateway Deep Space Logistics’ element architect Dr. Jeffrey Smith, about how the Gateway is key to sustainable deep space exploration; and Mary Faller, Senior Mission Manager for NASA’s Launch Services Program discusses the commercial partnerships necessary to ensure Gateway’s success.

** The Space Show –  Oct. 23.2020 – – Tory Bruno, CEO of ULA, discussed “many listener email questions and phone calls on a variety of ULA related topics”.

** October 20, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

** October 23, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast


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