To Infinity and Beyond: Civil and Commercial Space Policy in the Biden Administration

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In times of political transition, space experts around the country thank their lucky stars that space policy is mostly bipartisan. Sure, there are occasional political lines drawn around the big stuff— like going back to the Moon or heading straight for the Red Planet—but for the most part, political ideology factors little into space policy. Space was a priority for the Trump administration, and the space community, regardless of political party, welcomed this renewed focus. 

While President Joseph Biden may choose to prioritize different aspects of civil and commercial space, the team that led the Trump administration’s space policy agenda was full of technical, dedicated experts whose work during the last four years is broadly respected within the civil and commercial space communities. Despite the change in presidential administrations and political parties, it would be a mistake to erase the achievements of the previous administration.Aerospace

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