News Archive / Tagged: Mike Pence
VP Pence reinforces lunar convictions at Apollo 11 celebrationCullen DesforgesJuly 21st, 2019
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, July 19 at the center’s Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building. His appearance came at a time when the agency both remembered past achievements and worked toward restoring along-lost capability.
Vice president: US astronauts on Moon within 5 yearsDerek RichardsonMarch 26th, 2019
Vice President Pence lit a fire under the feet of all involved in returning astronauts to the Moon, telling NASA to do so by 2024 by "any means necessary."
A day of scrubs: No flights today for SpaceX, Blue Origin, Arianespace or ULA – UPDATEJason RhianDecember 18th, 2018
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Today wasn't the most productive for Arianespace, SpaceX, Blue Origin or ULA. Attempts to launch four missions all ended with the rockets and their payloads safe - but on the ground.
Navigating politics, SpaceX’s successes attract executive-level attentionJason RhianDecember 17th, 2018
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- It looks like SpaceX will have its latest scheduled launch, that of the GPS III navigational satellite, attended by a politician who has shown great interest in U.S. space efforts.
Bridenstine sworn in as NASA administratorBart LeahyApril 24th, 2018
Former congressman Jim Bridenstine was sworn in as NASA's 13th administrator by Vice President Mike Pence. In keeping with the Trump administration’s goals, Pence identified Bridenstine’s role as one of leading the agency toward ushering an era of renewed American leadership in space.
Trump policy directive makes Moon NASA’s official goal for human explorationBart LeahyDecember 12th, 2017
In a brief but pointed Dec. 11, 2017, ceremony at the White House, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1, which officially directs NASA to send astronauts back to the Moon as a precursor effort to exploring Mars.
Vice President Pence leads first National Space Council meeting, outlines Moon as priorityDerek 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 Mike Pence welcomes NASA’s 12 new astronaut candidatesBart LeahyJune 8th, 2017
HOUSTON — With Vice President Mike Pence on hand and providing comments during the ceremony, NASA announced the 2017 class of astronauts. The agency selected 12 individuals out of more than 18,000 applicants.