Groups Praise Selection of Pace to Lead National Space Council

Scott Pace (Credit: GWU)

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation and Space Florida praised the selection of Scott Pace to lead the newly revived National Space Council.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Scott for many years, and look forward to continuing to do so following his appointment.” said CSF President, Eric Stallmer.

CSF board chairman Alan Stern added, “Scott is a leader who will serve the National Space Council well. We look forward to working closely with Scott and the rest of the NSC to advance the United States space enterprise by leveraging the U.S. commercial space industry’s vision, investment, and innovation.”

Space Florida also issued a statement of support.

“Space Florida applauds President Trump’s appointment of Scott Pace as the Executive Director of the newly formed National Space Council. Scott’s long experience across the many facets of this nation’s growing space enterprise will serve the Administration and the country well. Following so closely after the Vice President’s visit to the Cape Canaveral Spaceport, this is further testament to the commitment of this White House to America’s space program and its commercial opportunities.

We look forward to working with Scott, the Vice President and others on the Council and the User’s Advisory Group to consolidate US leadership in space.”

  • Robert G. Oler

    an idiot …and worse a long time maintainer of the status quo

  • duheagle

    Given that the current status quo now solidly includes commercial New Space entities that are increasing their range at a much faster rate than legacy contractors or NASA, that might not prove to be a bad thing. I’m not delighted Mr. Pace got this job, but I’m willing to see what he does with it before I call for his removal. The next major benchmark by which the new National Space Council can resonably be judged is who its industry members will be. That, I think, is going to be the real proof of this particular pudding.