Recent reports that China has tested a space-based, nuclear-capable hypersonic missile underscore the need for the Biden administration to take a number of steps to strengthen a Japan-U.S. alliance.
Space traffic management stuck in gridlock? The U.S. Commerce Department and NOAA say they will be ready this fall to "lay out procurement strategies, organizational framework, and governance approach for civilian space situational awareness services."
President Biden’s $715 billion defense budget proposal for 2022 includes $17.4 billion for the U.S. Space Force, about $2.2 billion more than what Congress enacted in 2021.
When the White House announced in late March that it would retain the National Space Council, there were signs of relief throughout the space community.
President Biden has picked former top Pentagon acquisition official Frank Kendall to be secretary of the Air Force.
When Joe Biden was elected president, many expected NASA would shift direction, emphasizing climate change over human spaceflight. Three months into Biden's term, it’s increasingly clear those changes aren’t nearly as radical as some might have thought.
"The sure hand of an astronaut and the skill of a policy expert will maintain the necessary continuity of purpose for NASA and secure funding to get Americans — including the first women and people of color — to the moon and on to Mars," writes former NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman, endorsing President Biden's nomination of Bill Nelson and Pam Melroy to lead NASA.
The Biden administration’s decision to continue the National Space Council has won approval, and relief, from the space industry, who see it as the latest sign that the White House is not contemplating major changes to space policy.
The White House confirmed March 29 that the National Space Council will be renewed.
President Joe Biden’s nomination of former senator Bill Nelson as the next administrator of NASA has won widespread support from both members of Congress and the broader space community.
The White House plans to nominate Bill Nelson to be the next administrator of NASA, putting the former senator in charge of the agency he once advocated for on Capitol Hill.
A March 16 letter signed by 50 House Democrats urges President Joe Biden to reduce the Pentagon’s budget to pay for other activities.
President Joe Biden issued a national security blueprint that lays out broad goals and priorities for his administration.
The White House said Feb. 23 has no schedule for nominating a NASA administrator as a new round of rumors swirl about who might be selected to lead the agency.
The Space Force, NASA and executives in the space industry breathed a collective sigh of relief earlier this month when the Biden administration finally provided some answers to lingering questions about its support for military and civilian space activities.
The White House said the National Security Council from now on will issue “national security memorandums” to replace the Trump administration’s space policy directives.
The Biden administration's national security space policy is not expected to depart significantly from the previous administration’s guidelines.