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  • Vice President Pence leads first National Space Council meeting, outlines Moon as priority

    Derek RichardsonOctober 5th, 2017

    The newly re-established National Space Council had its first meeting on Oct. 5, 2017, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, the group heard testimony from experts across all sectors of the space industry in an effort to refocus U.S. space policy.

  • VP Pence promises return to the Moon, boots on Mars during KSC speech

    Bart LeahyJuly 6th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Less than a week after being designated head of the newly revived National Space Council, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In keeping with the Trump administration’s theme of reasserting U.S. leadership worldwide, he declared: “We will return to the Moon and we will put American boots on the face of Mars.”

  • President Trump revives the past to help shape the future of spaceflight

    Curt GodwinJuly 2nd, 2017

    In a move that had been anticipated since late in his campaign, President Trump signed an Executive Order re-establishing the National Space Council on Friday, June 30, 2017. The Council, disbanded in 1993, will be chaired by Vice President Pence and staffed by members of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government.