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October 22-28, 2018 / Vol 37, No 43 / Hawai`i Island, USA

19 Oct 2018, 19:57 UTC
October 22-28, 2018 / Vol 37, No 43 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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US Space Policy Meetings &
First Women Landing on the Moon

National Space Council, led by US VP Mike Pence, is planning to hold its 4th public meeting in McNair DC on October 23, the same day as “Transformers: Space” sponsored by Washington Post, NASA, AIAA and ASE. High priority topics include American leadership in space, commercial space, and Administration-proposed Space Force. Among the participants at “Transformers: Space” are Ellen Stofan, Jim Bridenstine, Astronaut Sandy Magnus, Astronaut Nicole Stott, Bill Nye, George Whitesides, and Heidi Hammel. The 11th Annual American Astronautical Society Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium is being held in Huntsville AL on Oct 23-25 with theme Galvanizing U.S. Leadership in Space. Speakers include Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, Eileen Collins, Mary Lynne Dittmar, Clive Neal, Dan Dumbacher and Bobby Watkins talking on lunar surface operations, gateway planning, NewSpace, ISS commercialization, exploration tech and partners, and space policy direction. The National Space Program plans a Human Return to the Moon, and with it perhaps is the consideration for the First Women on the Moon – as near in time as possible to Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing 50th Observation. The 61st Woman in Space, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, is currently ...

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