Washington Updates

Biweekly Washington, D.C. Update for the Week Ending January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022
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This week in Washington, D.C., the Biden-Harris Administration commits to extending International Space Station (ISS) operations through 2030, Space Force’s Orbital Prime program called for space debris removal proposals, and Military Chiefs, including Space Force leadership warned the House Appropriations Committee against an extended continuing resolution (CR) for the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

December 17, 2021
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This week in Washington, D.C., the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the Senate, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced an end to the Commercial Astronaut Wings Program, and the Biden Administration nominated Frank Calvelli to direct Space Force acquisitions. Former US Senator Bob Dole and Former Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer both passed…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021
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This week in Washington, D.C., the Biden/Harris Administration convened its first National Space Council meeting, signed an Executive Order on the National Space Council, called for new international norms of behavior in the wake of the Russian ASAT test, and NASA announced new partnerships to develop a commercial space station. The government avoids shutdown with…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021
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This week in Washington, D.C., President Biden signed the infrastructure bill into law, the Artemis Program faced major schedule updates and discrepancies between NASA’s A-Suite and Office of the Inspector General, Vice President Harris and French President Macron announced a joint space and cybersecurity partnership, and the Russian anti-satellite missile test raised concerns about space…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending November 6, 2021

November 5, 2021
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This week in Washington, D.C., the House allocations of the Build Back Better Act sharply reduced allocations to NASA infrastructure repairs and climate change projects, a federal judge ruled against Blue Origin’s protest of the NASA Human Landing System contract, Space Force introduced a new commercial technology funding program called Orbital Prime, and the Decadal…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021
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This week in Washington, the Senate Appropriations Committee exceeded NASA’s budget request for FY22 but only added $100 million to be spent on the Human Landing System, the Lucy mission successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Congress hosted two hearings on the future of deep space travel and international partnerships, and William Shatner went where very…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021
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This week in Washington, the Senate voted to extend the debt ceiling, NASA reassigned Astronauts Nicole Mann and John Cassada from Boeing’s Starliner flight to the SpaceX Crew-5 mission, and the HPSCI approved the creation of a separate National Space Intelligence Center. Space Foundation Online Content Women in Space: The Dr. Sally Ride Quarter Story Space…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021
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This week in Washington, the House passed the 61st consecutive National Defense Authorization Act, General Jay Raymond revealed the new Space Force Uniforms as well as the “Guardian Ideal,” and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Jim Free as the first lead of a new Mission Directorate overseeing the Artemis Mission. Symposium 365 Upcoming Event World…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021
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The 36th annual Space Symposium took place in Colorado Springs and on the virtual Symposium 365 platform from August 23-26. Thousands of individuals participated in the in-person programming and more joined us virtually. Thank you to all of our distinguished speakers, sponsors and industry partners, exhibition participants, and attendees. Rosh Hashanah began earlier this week,…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021
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This week, the $3.5 trillion spending package passed the Senate. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House will return from recess early to take up the budget resolution and infrastructure bill during the week of Aug. 23.  36th Space Symposium You can still register for the Virtual Experience at Space Symposium. Join us to…

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