Quote from: Brovane on 11/17/2016 10:17 PMThey are typical conspiracy theory hacks that think that anybody in "Green Energy" is a Obama darling. Forgetting that when jobs are involved the support for "Green Energy" cuts across party lines.Not to put too much of a fine point on it, but who exactly do you think is going to be in the White House next year? Why is it that everyone seems happy to point out that NASA's earth observation program is likely to be gutted next year, but somehow Elon Musk is safe? How? It's paint-by-numbers obvious that he's in big trouble with this administration.
They are typical conspiracy theory hacks that think that anybody in "Green Energy" is a Obama darling. Forgetting that when jobs are involved the support for "Green Energy" cuts across party lines.
That's just the usual money pump. So far there's no indication the tide has changed.
Space policy belongs in the space policy section. Not in SpaceXx section. New thread.
Quote from: Robotbeat on 01/26/2017 03:47 PMSpace policy belongs in the space policy section. Not in SpaceXx section. New thread.What thread exactly? I may not be seeing it, but I'm not sure a thread with the topic "how tight is Elon with Donald?" belongs anywhere on NSF.
Awaiting the luncheon speaker at #CST2017, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), widely considered a leading candidate for NASA Administrator.
Bridenstine starts talking about growth of Chinese human spaceflight and lunar exploration plans. #CST2017
Bridenstine: “I might say we’re being gouged” by Russia for flying astronauts to ISS on Soyuz vehicles for $80M+ each. #CST2017
Bridenstine: it is our job to make America great again in space. We have a secret weapon: comm’l space industry. #CST2017
Bridenstine reiterating calls for civil space situational awareness and regulatory certainty (opposite of what Babin said y’day). #CST2017
Bridenstine: gov’t needs to work with comm’l sector in various ares, from wx data purchase to on-orbit servicing. #CST2017
Bridenstine: critical for nat’l security interests and national power for the US to return to the Moon, with comm’l cooperation. #CST2017
Bridenstine: FAA/AST is not being adequately funded, and your [comm’l launch] industry is paying the price. #CST2017
Bridenstine: AST should be moved out of FAA back to under Sec. of Transportation; Trump could do this with exec action. #CST2017
Bridenstine: should not be the Air Force’s job to be the “FAA of space” by tracking objects and providing collision warnings. #CST201
Bridenstine: need clear reg. process with minimal burden to provide certainty for non-traditional comm’l space activities. #CST2017
Bridenstine: will introduce a new version of American Space Renaissance Act space policy bill. Talk more about at Space Symposium. #CST2017
Bridenstine didn’t say what might happen to the bill if he were to, say, become NASA administrator. (Beyond “Oh, Jeff…”) #CST2017 #itried
Bridenstine, on differing views with Rep. Babin on regulatory issues: we’ll eventually find agreement, not there yet. #CST2017
Bridenstine: I care about space in part because of importance tp my constituents; they rely on warnings based on weather data. #CST2017
Bridenstine: SLS/Orion is absolutely critical to America’s future preeminence in space. Fully support them. #CST2017
Bridenstine: We will soon have no privacy in low earth orbit. We have to be pre-eminent in beyond GEO and cislunar space.
Rep. Bridenstine (R-OK) gave an outstanding speech at FAA Conf today. Very knowledgable on the issues and with a clear vision for space.
Yesterday I spoke at the 20th Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference. Here are my remarks #CST2017
Indeed @SciGuySpace Ever wonder what is holding up the whole @RepJBridenstine @NASA Administrator announcement thing? Answer: Alabama Mafia.
Whooboy. Seems like Alabama politicians are once again Alabama politicking when it comes to US spaceflight. Story coming.
You know, I was really excited when General Bolden became administrator. I was fortunate to be able to talk to him for about 5 minutes at a Astronaut Scholarship function. I wished him well and told him I supported him (not that it mattered or that he would remember the conversation), and talked a litte about how I would like to see the future unfold.But now I pretty much think, except maybe for Jim Webb, they don't matter that much in the scheme of things. The last few of them seem to start well enough, founder, and then are happy to get out of the race.
Bridenstine himself, meanwhile, received a vote of confidence from Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), the chairman of the appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA.“I strongly support his application to become the new NASA administrator,” Culberson said at the transportation subcommittee hearing. “Jim would do a superb job with that position and I strongly express my endorsement and support for your work. I hope to see you become the new NASA administrator and I look forward to helping you in that role.”
Likely NASA Administrator nominee Rep. James Bridenstine (R-OK) will be the luncheon speaker at a Washington Space Business Roundtable event in downtown Washington DC at noon EDT today.
Q: are we any closer to having a NASA administrator?Bridenstine: I think so, and leave it at that.
This, I am told, is significant.
Cruz also offered an indirect endorsement of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) for the position of NASA administrator. “We agree on just about everything,” Cruz said of Bridenstine, who had endorsed Cruz during the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination. “I, for one, am excited about the possibilities that he may be serving in a different capacity some time very soon.”