Space4U Podcast

Space4U Podcast: Bob Walker, Space Policy Advisor

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

In this episode:

We meet Bob Walker, former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, former chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space and Technology, former chairman of the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry, and current founder/CEO of Moonwalker Associates.

As a longtime advisor to presidents from Reagan to Trump, policymakers, and industry members on space exploration, Walker discusses topics that include: The changing landscape of the industries involved in the space program since the Moon landing 50 years ago, the advances that commercial space has made in the ensuing years, who the United States’ international competitors and allies in space are, and what his ideal personal space mission would be.

In covering the strengths of commercial space, Walker says, “Nowadays, people are beginning to realize that the commercial sector brings a lot of innovation, they bring a lot of new ideas, they bring more efficient technologies in many cases.”

To learn more about Walker’s current efforts with Moonwalker Associates, visit or follow @moonwalkerassoc on Twitter.


Transcript: Space4U podcast, Bob Walker
Hi there, Rich Cooper with the Space Foundation. And this is the Space4U podcast, the Space Foundation’s podcast that tells the stories of the amazing people who make our adventures in space possible. I'm joined today with Bob Walker, former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district.   Former chairman…
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