National Space Council
NASA names 18 astronauts for Artemis moon missions
Pence plans to attend launch of astronauts from Florida next week
Trump reauthorizes U.S. Space Command
Astronauts say NASA up to challenge of near-term moon landings
Pence calls for NASA to land astronauts on the moon within five years
Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that NASA should land astronauts near the south pole of the moon within five years “by any means necessary,” calling for “new urgency” in the U.S. space program and sounding a warning for entrenched aerospace contractors to better meet schedule and cost commitments, or else lose work to other companies.
NASA administrator says Russians on track for December Soyuz flight to station
Russian engineers have a “really, really good idea” about what went wrong during a Soyuz launch to the International Space Station Oct. 11, forcing the ship’s two-man crew to carry out an emergency abort, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday. He added that he expects the Russians to resume piloted Soyuz flights in December.
Trump calls for establishment of U.S. “space force”
National Space Council acts to streamline regulatory hurdles
The newly re-activated National Space Council is acting quickly to streamline convoluted regulatory requirements that frequently slow development of new commercial space initiatives, a shift in focus in keeping with the Trump Administration’s directive to encourage more private sector development on the high frontier.