Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order designating the U.S. Secretary of Energy as a member of the National Space Council. This Executive Order also adds the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy as new members of the National Space Council.
Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Scott Pace, Ph.D., released the following statement:
“The National Space Council welcomes the membership of U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. The Department of Energy’s research and capabilities have long contributed to American space exploration priorities. DOE National Laboratories conduct critical research to develop technologies necessary for powering human spaceflight, lunar surface operations, and future missions to Mars. The Department of Energy’s representation on the National Space Council highlights the importance of the Department’s ongoing work to achieve the space policy objectives of the United States.”
Dr. Pace continued:
“The addition of the Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council Joseph Grogan reflects NEC’s and DPC’s strong support for growing the space economy and streamlining regulatory burdens in the space sector.”
This Executive Order amends Executive Order 13808, signed by President Trump in 2017, which revived the National Space Council. Click here for text of the updated Executive Order.
In August 2019, then-Deputy Energy Secretary Brouillette addressed the sixth meeting of the National Space Council in Chantilly, Virginia. Click here for remarks as prepared