Friday, July 07, 2017

Space news

ArsTechnia has an article on the present US administration's plans for space exploratation.

from the outset of the Trump administration, Pence has signaled that the space council would return and have a significant voice in the direction of America's activities in space. And indeed, it is an important time for clarity in national space policy matters. "There are several high-level, cross-cutting space policy issues that need attention, and if the National Space Council were to focus on addressing those, I think it could do a lot of good," Weeden said. "These are issues like modernizing the oversight and licensing regime for commercial space, launch policy, export controls, space traffic management, space debris mitigation and remediation, spectrum management, and how government can better leverage commercial capabilities."
there is a need to reboot NASA, and coordinate with the newfangled Space companies to be successful.

SpaceX, Blue Origin, and United Launch Alliance are all developing lower-cost, at least partially reusable rockets that could support almost all of the country's needs were NASA to focus its activities on and around the Moon. 

Of course, the MSM mainly reported that Buzz Aldrin looked bored or perplexed at Trumpieboy's speech.

I don't know much about the privatizing of space, but am busy listening to "how to make a spaceship" on Scribd..

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