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    "US Should Push New Space Treaty: Atlantic Council"

    https://breakingdefense.com/2021/04/...216.1367878318

    The US should push hard to overhaul the entire international legal framework for outer space — including replacing the foundational 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST), a new report from the Atlantic Council says.

    As it moves to do so, the US also should more aggressively court allies with an eye to establishing a “collective security alliance for space” among likeminded countries to “deter aggression” and defend “key resources and access.”

    “The 1967 Treaty is dated. It was written, literally, in a different era,” said former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in an Atlantic Council briefing today. “At present it is too broad, and in some cases it’s probably overly specific.”
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    SpaceX will take the Moon?


    Russia, the United States, China and India have now all tested Weapons in Space, the last test happened during the US Presidency of Trump on 27 March 2019 by India soon after Pakistan shot down Indian aircraft and showed footage capturing one of the Indian pilots. The US defense secretary warned that the testing of anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons can create a "mess" in space, this warning came after India destroyed one of its own satellites. Not all debris comes back down, the test on reported on news media was said to create a 'terrible' cloud of debris. The test messed up space and increased risk of collision from space debris and I believe there are still more than 50 pieces of debris from India’s ASAT test currently being tracked by the US Air Force or is that tracking now the job of the 'Space force'. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan warned about the risks of space debris caused by ASAT tests and Russia I believe invited India to join the Russian–Chinese proposal for a treaty against weaponisation of space. The Moon Treaty is a document not ratified by any space capable state, though signed by some which bans any military use of celestial bodies, including weapon testing, 18 Nations or Country States are party to the treaty, France and India I believe are Signatories.

    Biden administration budget request includes nearly $25 billion for NASA
    https://news.yahoo.com/biden-adminis...123800309.html

    A previous news item on Mars. President Biden hails successful Mars landing of NASA's Perseverance rover
    https://www.space.com/biden-hails-pe...-rover-landing
    Previous articles on the 'Space force' element to this

    Does Joe Biden take space seriously?
    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...riously-475301
    French military space strategy
    https://satelliteobservation.net/202...pace-strategy/

    NASA Awards SpaceX $2.9 Billion to Build Moon Lander
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/16/s...moon-nasa.html
    NASA chooses SpaceX to take humans back to Moon
    https://phys.org/news/2021-04-nasa-s...mans-moon.html
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    "Bill Nelson, head of NASA, hails 'new day in space'"

    https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/B...space_999.html

    Former Florida senator Bill Nelson was sworn in Monday as head of NASA, hailing a "new day" for space exploration as the United States seeks to return to the Moon.

    With his hand on a Bible, Nelson took the oath of office from Vice President Kamala Harris as he officially took up the role of NASA administrator.

    "It's a new day in space," he said, after bringing a Moon rock to the event.
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    We've been told many times before that it was a new day for the US in space. I remain skeptical that this announcement will equate anything concrete.
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    "Harris to place “personal stamp” on National Space Council"

    https://spacenews.com/harris-to-plac...space-council/

    Vice President Kamala Harris will put her “personal stamp” on the National Space Council as it takes on both existing and new priorities under the Biden administration.

    Senior administration officials, speaking on background in a call with reporters May 1, confirmed that the administration will retain the National Space Council, an interagency body used to coordinate space policy across the federal government. The vice president chairs the council by statute.

    The White House announced March 29 that the council, revived by the Trump administration in 2017 after a hiatus of almost a quarter-century, would continue under the new administration. At the time, though, they offered few details about how it would operate.

    In the call, officials said they are in the process of hiring a new executive secretary who handles the day-to-day operations of the council. The hiring process is “well underway,” said one senior administration official, but didn’t estimate when that person would be hired.
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