Pence to Make Some Sort of Announcement on Monday

Vice President Mike Pence addresses NASA employees, Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

 

Vice President Mike Pence is set to address the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on Monday. His address is set for 12:00 p.m. MDT (2 p.m. EDT) and will be webcast at https://www.youtube.com/c/SpaceFoundation1/live.

During an appearance with Politico Live on Thursday, National Space Council Executive Secretary Scott Pace said that Pence will make some of space policy announcement. He declined not elaborate.

The Vice President heads the National Space Council and has been very active in formulating space policy and budgets.

  • Merisea

    I’ll make some sort of post here on Tuesday. It will be related to space.

  • P.K. Sink

    Funny. I hope that there’ll be some meat on this bone.

  • Terry Stetler

    Please, “the policy of this administration is to only use commercially bid launchers.”

    Hey, we can hope!

  • Michael Halpern

    Those words will not come from Pence, remember his reaction to Trump praising SpaceX and asking why NASA was so experience in comparison in a barely coherent rambling about Falcon Heavy?

  • P.K. Sink

    This administration is in the same place that Obama was. The only way that congress will fund New Space projects is if the White House gives them their way with SLS.

  • windbourne

    Here are the 3 topics:
    1) the current admin is doing so wonderful.
    2) the past admin destroyed NASA.
    3) there is a witch hunt going on. Please stop it now.

  • WhoAmI

    He is going to announce his plans for space as the President.

  • Michael Halpern

    Worse, with how erratic Trump is, Congress members most affected are getting defensive, and in panic mode, that’s why the second mobile launcher was commissioned,

  • P.K. Sink

    Actually, I think that the Falcon Heavy has got them much more panicked than Trump does.

  • Michael Halpern

    Not really, its that Trump NOTICED Falcon Heavy, and has since noticed what else SpaceX has been doing, he may not get the details right, but it’s clear he at least somewhat understands the implication, and with very little thought about the political significance of it, he is the worst nightmare for the Republican held states that are most active in traditional programs, a Republican president going after their special interests without realizing it or caring, with Obama they could delay things on basis of party lines, they can’t do that with Trump.

  • Andrew Tubbiolo

    I think he’s going to announce a special module for the ISS for women to be barefoot near the galley.

  • Vladislaw

    only if trump zeros out SLS funding and says he wants to start commercial space station COTS…

  • P.K. Sink

    Yeah…Obama really pissed off both Republicans and Dems when he cancelled Shuttle and Constellation. Trump’s more likely to horse trade for what he wants.

  • Vladislaw

    wow trump has “restored” america’s space leadership… mission accomplished…

    even managed to plug the MIC

  • Vladislaw

    we will land on the moon to go to mars… people looked confused..

  • Vladislaw

    trump decided to push outward… Well when Obama said the exact same thing and go to mars he was told no …

  • Vladislaw

    Sounds like they are not extending the 2024 deadline for the ISS..

  • Vladislaw

    sounds to me it is still mars first for NASA and help commercial do the moon?

  • Merisea

    I’m a day late. Here’s the skinny from Defense News.
    Pence:
    “This new policy directs the Department of Commerce to provide a basic level of space situational awareness for public and private use based on the space catalog compiled by the Department on Defense so that our military leaders can focus on protecting and defending our national security assets in space,” Pence said during a speech at the Space Symposium.

    “The policy will also encourage the commercial space industry to partner with the government to develop data-sharing systems, technical guidelines and safety standards to apply domestically and be promoted internationally that will help minimize debris, avoid satellite collisions during launch and while in orbit.”

    Traffic cop needed. Obama administration also worked on this.