In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A National Space Council report calls for an all of government approach to the future human exploration of space. Russia’s space agency chief says Russian will work with China on lunar research and exploration. The U.S. Space Command expressed alarm over potentially hostile Russian satellite activities earlier this month.
Space Council’s Moon to Mars development strategySpacepolicyonline.com (7/23): A National Space Council report released Thursday calls for an all of government approach that makes NASA’s Artemis initiative for the return of human explorers to the surface of the Moon a first step leading to a permanent human movement into the solar system. Scott Pace, deputy assistant to President Trump, led the effort by the council’s staff and its 28 member Users’ Advisory Group to develop the report.
Democrats say they support Moon mission for NASAHuntsville Times (7/23): A draft of the Democratic Party’s campaign platform expresses support for NASA’s plans to return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers and to prepare to move on to Mars. The language also offers continued support for the International Space Station (ISS), which will mark 20 years of a continuous human presence in November. ...