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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending November 10, 2022

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, midterm election results returned slowly, with leadership of the 118th Congress still in the air, NASA’s Artemis 1 launch slipped from November 14th to November 16th, the UN First Committee endorsed the US resolution to ban direct-ascent ASAT weapons testing, and China launched its final space station module.…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending October 28, 2022

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, election cycle is in full swing, Congress remains out of session, NASA announced a study on unidentified aerial phenomena, and Lockheed Martin won three additional contracts to provide Orion crew capsules for Artemis Missions VI-VIII. The 38th Space Symposium REGISTRATION NOW LIVE Space Symposium is the premier…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending October 14, 2022

This Week in Washington Congress is in recess until mid-November, though the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was debated in the Senate this week, the Biden Administration released its National Security Strategy, and NASA continues to hold dates for launching Artemis 1. Space Foundation Events Faga Forum The Faga Forum on Space Intelligence brings together…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending September 30, 2022

This Week in Washington The Senate confirmed Lt Gen Chance Saltzman as the next Chief of Space Operations. Majority Leader Schumer indicated the National Defense Authorization Act will not be voted on prior to midterm elections, and a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) has passed the Senate, likely to pass the House and to be signed…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending September 16, 2022

This Week in Washington The National Space Council convened for a second time under Vice President Harris’s leadership, Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen announced his resignation from NASA, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a nomination hearing for Lt Gen Chance Saltzman, and Senators Hickenlooper and Lummis introduced the ORBITS Act. United States Space Policy Updates The…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending September 2, 2022

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This week in Washington: The House and Senate are in August recess. The Artemis 1 launch slipped to Saturday, September 3rd. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) extended SpaceX’s commercial crew mission contract by $1.6 billion and 5 launches. Boeing, Raytheon, and Ursa Major were awarded government contracts for missile and engine development. United…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending August 19, 2022

This week in Washington: The House and Senate are in summer recess, though the House came back in for a quick vote on CHIPS. President Biden signed the CHIPS Act and the Inflation Reduction Act into law earlier this week. Vice President Harris announced the next National Space Council meeting in September ​with a focus on…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending August 5, 2022

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This week in Washington: President Biden nominated Lieutenant General Chance Saltzman to succeed General Jay Raymond as the head of Space Force, the NASA Authorization Bill was passed for the first time in five years as a part of the CHIPS and Science Act and will head to the President’s desk, the Senate Appropriations Committee…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Update for the Week Ending July 22, 2022

This week in Washington: The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act passed the House, the Senate Armed Services Committee released its version of the NDAA requesting an additional $45 billion in defense spending, NASA and Roscosmos reached an agreement exchanging seats on Crew Dragon and Soyuz launches, and the NASA Authorization Act was included in the…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Update for the Week Ending June 24, 2022

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This week in Washington: The House Armed Services Committee passed its FY23 National Defense Authorization Act markup, which will now advance to the House floor, the Federal Aviation Administration ruled to allow SpaceX launches to proceed despite environmental concerns, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Launch System rocket passed its final wet dress…

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