Trump to Chair National Space Council Meeting on Monday

President Donald Trump signs an executive order reviving the National Space Council. (Credit: The White House)

President Donald Trump will chair the third public meeting of the National Space Council on Monday. The previous two sessions were chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, who heads up the council

I haven ‘t been able to find a time or agenda for the meeting, but when it does go live the event will be shown on NASA TV (https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html) and the White House Live website (www.whitehouse.gov/live/).

Although there is no published agenda, one likely topic of discussion is Space Policy Directive 3, which is focused on how the government will handle space traffic management.

The Space Council’s Users Advisory Group is scheduled to meet on Monday at NASA headquarters from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. The meeting will be webcast via Webex and be available via phone dial up.

Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal reports that former House speaker Newt Gingrich and former NASA Ames Director Pete Worden have been dumped from the advisory group due to issues involving their business and financial ties.

  • Charles Lurio

    I believe that Jeff Foust tweeted that the meeting begins at 11:30 am ET but Trump is supposed to be at another event at 12:30 pm

  • Robert G. Oler

    what a joke

  • ThomasLMatula

    Looks like the Net is going to be buzzing with what President Trump said, especially directing the Joint Chiefs to create a US Space Force separate from the USAF. Also called out Congress Critters using NASA for pork. Said he hopes private industry will beat NASA to Mars. It will be interesting to watch the reaction. Time to load up on popcorn. 🙂

  • envy

    And he said that he doesn’t like it when Boeing and Lockheed get together (on ULA), because it always leads to higher prices.

  • ThomasLMatula

    I am sure Senators Shelby and Nelson are blowing gaskets about now as he said he will put an end to politics that have prevented the US to return to the Moon, to stay!

  • mlc449

    So despite opposition from pretty much everyone Dim Don Un decides he knows best (he always does right?) and plows on regardless with his grand vision of marines going pew, pew with friggin laser beams in outta spayce.

    As one former leader of another space based military (ish) outfit might have said “Watching too much sci-fi Donny has”.

  • mlc449

    Here, Donny doesn’t get to complain about NASA-pork given his own rampant corruption and graft in the White House since taking charge. How many golf trips has he taken to his Mar A Lago retreat since seizing power with Russia help? And charging to the Federal Govt at that?

  • ThomasLMatula

    So you like NASA-pork and think its a good thing? Why?

  • mattmcc80

    Speaking of what he said: “Separate but equal”

  • mlc449

    Try rereading my comment.