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News Archive / Tagged: National Space Council

  • Trump calls for creation of ‘Space Force’

    Jim SharkeyJune 22nd, 2018

    During a meeting of the National Space Council at the White House on June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump announced he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military - to focus on space.

  • NASA hosts National Space Council meeting at Kennedy Space Center

    Jason RhianFebruary 22nd, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida played host to a meeting of the National Space Council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, Feb. 21. It served as a venue to unveil the Trump Administration's plans for human space exploration as well as to acknowledge potential threats to the U.S.' space industry.

  • 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.