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.
Eleven Democratic members of the U.S. Senate have asked President Joe Biden to maintain “robust funding” of NASA’s Human Landing System program given uncertainties about how the agency will proceed with that effort.
"We are not revisiting the decision to establish the Space Force,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Deputy defense secretary nominee Kathleen Hicks had a confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 2.
The chief executive of Virgin Orbit's sister company VOX Space called on the Biden administration to continue the National Space Council.
As Joe Biden begins the first year of his presidency, there is still much we don’t know about where he and his vice president, Kamala Harris, stand on major issues in civil and national security space. There are, nonetheless, several key space issues the new administration will have to address.
David Zikusoka will serve as special assistant at the office of the assistant secretary of defense for space policy. Leonor Tomero will be deputy assistant director for nuclear and missile defense programs.
Jim Bridenstine used part of his final full day as NASA administrator to call on the incoming administration to continue the Artemis program and return humans to the moon.
President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for defense secretary Lloyd Austin affirmed the view that the competition with China and Russia extends to outer space.
President-elect Joe Biden announced his pick to be the next secretary of defense is retired Army four-star general Lloyd Austin.