While Joe Biden is a familiar figure in politics, after decades in the Senate and eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president, his views on space, and his plans for NASA, are far less clear.
With regard to space and its importance to national security, analysts and industry insiders believe the incoming Biden administration will largely stay the course.
A group of progressive and anti-war organizations called for the elimination of the Space Force and the cancellation of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to continue to support the U.S. Space Force, experts said.
A Biden administration is likely to place more emphasis on Earth sciences at NASA and slow down the agency’s plans to return humans to the moon, and do so with a new person at the helm of the agency.
A draft of the Democratic Party’s 2020 platform suggests that an administration led by Joe Biden would make few major changes in NASA programs but does not explicitly endorse a 2024 human return to the moon.