“The threat has outpaced our creation of policy and strategy appropriate to the need,” retired Navy Adm. James Ellis Jr., who led U.S. Strategic Command when it merged with the U.S. Air Force Space Command. told the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. “We are playing catch-up in a very real sense, but it is not just about hardware and technology. A lot of it is about policies.” Credit: HASC video
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Vice President Mike Pence delivers keynote at 34th Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell for SpaceNews.
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Vice President Mike Pence is seen during the National Space Council's first meeting, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
"By leveraging commercial launchers, orbiters, landers, and platforms, NASA will be able to explore and conduct science on the moon far more quickly and cost-effectively than if the agency was planning a more traditional exploration strategy," writes Moon Express CEO Bob Richards. Credit: Moon Express
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National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster discussed development of a National Space Strategy at the National Space Council meeting Feb. 21 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The White House formally announced the strategy March 23. Credit: NASA TV
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