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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending January 27, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, Congressional committee leadership decisions were released, House SST Committee leadership introduced the bipartisan Commercial Remote Sensing Amendment Act, the Hawaiian government stood up an agency to determine the fate of two observatories, and Rocket Lab successfully launched its first mission from U.S. soil. United States Space Policy…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending January 13, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the 118th Congress was sworn in and the first session began. The House Republican Steering Committee met to fill committee rosters, naming Representatives Lucas, Rogers, and Granger as Chair of key space committees. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to establish a Space Bureau and Office of International…

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

This Month in Washington This Month in Washington, the NDAA passed through the House, an omnibus deal for FY23 looks to be close for Congress, Space Force celebrated its third birthday, and the Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, marking the end of a successful Artemis I mission for NASA. Space Matters Space…

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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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Space Foundation Releases The Space Report 2022 Q3 with New Findings on Global Workforce, Space Force Recruiting, Spacesuits, and Biobandages

U.S. space employment grew 2.6% during 2021 U.S. Space Force saw more than 18,000 applicants vie for 511 enlisted jobs Recent 3D printing experiments could revolutionize treatment of injuries in space COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 11, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today released…

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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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