Despite serving just a single term in the White House, the late President George H.W. Bush is remembered as playing a key role in space policy as the country transitioned from the Cold War competition with the Soviet Union to a more cooperative relationship with Russia.
The annual International Mars Society Convention brings together leading scientists, engineers, aerospace industry representatives, government policymakers and journalists to talk about the latest scientific discoveries, technological advances and…
The conference will outline the current options for a Mars Sample Return mission in the next decade. It is a unique opportunity for space agencies and industry to share what has been achieved and what is next on the roadmap to Mars.
China is pushing forward on a number of space fronts, including milestone-making robotic missions to the moon, as well as scoping out an automated Mars sample--return mission by 2030.
With NASA’s long-term strategy for human missions to Mars in flux, heads of several space agencies said they supported initial missions to the moon as a key step before going to Mars.
Not surprisingly, U.S. presidential candidates’ stances on taxes, the economy and national security resound more with voters than space policy. However, space policy remains a germane topic for candidates to consider.