76 – Space Review Article: Some commentary about the National Space Council’s inaugural meeting (Part 2)

President Trump’s reconstitution of the National Space Council has generated important public discussion of America’s future in outer space as a true commercial human spacefaring nation. On October 5, 2017, Vice President Pence chaired the first meeting of the council, where both the invited speakers as well as members of Continue reading 76 – Space Review Article: Some commentary about the National Space Council’s inaugural meeting (Part 2)

75 – Space Review article: Some commentary about the National Space Council’s inaugural meeting (Part 1)

In President Trump, pro-spacefaring Americans have a president who, for perhaps the first time since President Kennedy, advocates for America to return to being—using a phrase from Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice University—the “world’s-leading spacefaring nation.” Reconstituted by President Trump’s recent executive order, the National Space Council will be where Continue reading 75 – Space Review article: Some commentary about the National Space Council’s inaugural meeting (Part 1)

74 – Transcript of the October 5, 2017 meeting of the National Space Council

The following is a transcript of the inaugural meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council held on October 5, 2017. I prepared this transcript based on the above video recording of the meeting. The transcript is broken into 106 segments with the beginning of most segments linked to the location Continue reading 74 – Transcript of the October 5, 2017 meeting of the National Space Council

72 – Space Review article: In support of forming a US Space Corps now

  On July 10, 2017, this article was published in The Space Review. A PDF of the article is here. Please use the ‘Follow” button on the lower right side of the screen to signup for email notifications of new postings. To use a term not now in fashion, the Continue reading 72 – Space Review article: In support of forming a US Space Corps now

71 – Space Review article: An engineer’s view of what low-cost, reusable, commerical passenger space transportation means

On January 23, 2017, this article was published in The Space Review. A PDF of the article is here. The apparent intention of the Trump administration to reestablish the National Space Council has raised expectations that important improvements in national space policies and America’s space enterprise will be forthcoming. One Continue reading 71 – Space Review article: An engineer’s view of what low-cost, reusable, commerical passenger space transportation means