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Today’s Deep Space Extra

7 May 2020, 14:15 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. National Space Policy due a Trump administration update. White House to reach out for discussion with potential international partners on mining resources found on the Moon and other planetary bodies.
Human Space ExplorationSpace Council to update 2010 National Space PolicySpacepolicyonline.com (5/6): U.S. National Space Policy is slated for an update, its first since the Obama Administration in 2010, Scott Pace, executive secretary to the White House National Space Council, explained in a podcast, whose sponsors included the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Space Foundation. The 2010 version erased previous plans by President George W. Bush to mount a return to the Moon with human explorers, a plan re-embraced by the Trump administration, which now includes an emphasis on finding and using lunar resources, according to an executive order issued in April. Meanwhile, Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has criticized any effort to circumvent the U.N. in order to establish a policy for exercising resource rights, comparing such a move to an invasion of Iraq or Afghanistan.
Bridenstine ties international cooperation on Artemis to norms of behavior in spaceSpaceNews.com (5/6): Speaking earlier this week at a ...

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