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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Is it going to be changed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    You tell me!!
    I'll let you know when they start consulting me.
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    Satisfying congressional demands for a revamped space acquisition process will now fall on President-elect Joe Biden’s Pentagon team.

    https://spacenews.com/on-national-se...pentagon-team/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Satisfying congressional demands for a revamped space acquisition process will now fall on President-elect Joe Biden’s Pentagon team.

    https://spacenews.com/on-national-se...pentagon-team/
    Got to love the way the same politicians who turned spaceflight into a pork barrel have now become converts to efficiency and cost effectiveness...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrison View Post
    Got to love the way the same politicians who turned spaceflight into a pork barrel have now become converts to efficiency and cost effectiveness...
    Please don't go there...again.
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    In the USA - "Can space bridge a widening partisan divide?"

    https://www.thespacereview.com/article/4100/1

    Sunday marked the start of the 117th Congress, with the swearing in of members, a vote for the Speaker of the House (won, as expected, by Nancy Pelosi), and other introductory matters. A new Congress represents a clean slate, clearing out all the legislation that didn’t become law in the previous Congress.

    A clean slate, though, doesn’t mean there isn’t unfinished business. While the 116th Congress, in its final weeks, passed some legislation related to space policy, other bills expired despite bipartisan support. While those failed efforts may serve as a starting point for new legislation, far more serious issues could create tensions that make traditional bipartisan cooperation on space policy much more difficult, if not impossible.
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    Bipartisan Senate support for space exploration and utilization is expected.

    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-space
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    That’s good. Space Solar Power would be a positive narrative

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    Two recent views on the Biden Administration and the space program.

    What NASA must focus on during the Biden administration.
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/11/persp...tes/index.html

    How will the U.S. space program fare under Joe Biden?
    https://earthsky.org/human-world/how...nder-joe-biden
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    I hate to say it, but Biden reminds me a little of Henry Blake from M*A*S*H. I can almost see him wearing the hat with fish-hooks in it.

    He'll sign off on anything Radar puts on his desk--and wonder what it was only later.

    The question is...who's Radar?

    But with stimulus checks and and build- back-better in the trillions, an increase in NASA might be more do-able as part of the Green New Deal---where the dedicated 1% for space on its own fell on deaf ears. Maybe a certain radio telescope can be rebuilt:
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021...ght-rise-again

    Just hide the decimal point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by publiusr View Post
    I hate to say it, but Biden reminds me a little of Henry Blake from M*A*S*H. I can almost see him wearing the hat with fish-hooks in it.

    He'll sign off on anything Radar puts on his desk--and wonder what it was only later.

    The question is...who's Radar?

    But with stimulus checks and and build- back-better in the trillions, an increase in NASA might be more do-able as part of the Green New Deal---where the dedicated 1% for space on its own fell on deaf ears. Maybe a certain radio telescope can be rebuilt:
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021...ght-rise-again

    Just hide the decimal point.

    "What is it I'm signing again, Radar?"

    Radar!!!--that's the ticket....Morgan Fairchild...
    Talking about how increasing the budget for space as part of some other bill or package is probably ok, but the rest is completely off topic and political and infraction worthy. Making fun of the next President, especially when it is completely off-topic for the thread, is always going to be assumed to be a political comment.

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    Biden picks geneticist as science adviser, puts in Cabinet. President-elect Joe Biden announced Friday that he has chosen a pioneer in mapping the human genome — the so-called “book of life” — to be his chief science adviser and is elevating the top science job to a Cabinet position. Biden nominated Eric Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, who was the lead author of the first paper announcing the details of the human genome, as director of Office of Science and Technology Policy and adviser on science. He is the first life scientist to have that job. His predecessor is a meteorologist. Saying “science will always be at the forefront of my administration,” Biden said he is boosting the science advisor post to Cabinet level, a first in White House history.

    https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden...086a752174f9ff
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    "How Joe Biden can galvanize space diplomacy"

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...plomacy-459331

    The potential for future conflicts to originate in outer space, or for terrestrial conflicts to extend there, has grown as various governments are developing an array of counterspace weapons. The explosion of commercial space activity has also raised the risk of damaging incidents in space.

    These developments have renewed interest in the role that international norms of responsible behavior could play in enhancing safety and security in the space domain. Those norms can range from informal "rules of the road" that evolve from practice to international political agreements or even legally-binding measures.


    But previous efforts to establish norms have had limited results. The Biden administration has an opportunity, working with like-minded allies and partners, to galvanize nascent international efforts.
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    Something else that will potentially impact space policy under Biden is the departure of Richard Shelby as Chair of the Appropriations committee. He's been a staunch advocate of the SLS and its possible his Democratic replacement will be less enamoured of the program, especially with a less than stellar hot fire test potentially shoving back the first flight to 2022.

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    The Space Review has an article with ideas where Biden might take up for his space agenda.

    https://www.thespacereview.com/article/4105/1

    President Joseph Biden enters office this week with a minimalist position regarding future US space policy. His campaign made no explicit space policy declarations. The Democratic Party platform was generally supportive, but articulated no specific new items regarding space policy. Here, several proposals are put forth as priorities for the new administration. After recent events in Washington, space policy is likely not a priority unless something weird or disastrous happens in that realm; other priorities, such as the pandemic, economy, and security threats, will dominate discussion and focus.
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    Biden’s Defense nominee embraces view of space as a domain of war. Austin: “If confirmed, I will ensure the space domain is carefully considered across the range of upcoming strategic reviews."

    https://spacenews.com/bidens-defense...domain-of-war/
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    Space challenges for President Biden: Four issues for the next four years. The future of Artemis. Space traffic management. Next steps for U.S. Space Force. National security space modernization.

    https://spacenews.com/space-challeng...xt-four-years/
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    What Biden Should Do With the Space Force (opinion)

    https://slate.com/technology/2021/01...rce-plans.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    What Biden Should Do With the Space Force (opinion)

    https://slate.com/technology/2021/01...rce-plans.html
    This is one one opinion I can agree with. Treat space as one would treat a "commons" as established by the UK. Putt more strength in peaceful use of space instead of a war fighting zone.
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    Biden administration appoints Steve Jurczyk acting NASA chief. Jurczyk has been the agency's associate administrator since May 2018, according to his NASA biography; all told, he has worked at NASA since 1988. Jurczyk is one of 34 acting leaders announced by Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, hours after their inauguration.

    https://www.space.com/nasa-acting-ad...-steve-jurczyk
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    Space industry executive calls on Biden to keep the National Space Council. Mandy Vaughn said the National Space Council is needed for effective policy coordination in civil, commercial, national security and international space policy matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    This is one one opinion I can agree with. Treat space as one would treat a "commons" as established by the UK. Putt more strength in peaceful use of space instead of a war fighting zone.
    Except that under British law common land is owned, whether by private owners or government bodies.

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    One Biden pick that could impact future NASA budgets is the appointment of Bernie Sanders as Chair of the Senate Budget Committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrison View Post
    Except that under British law common land is owned, whether by private owners or government bodies.
    It is owned by the village folk and not by a particular person. It is for all to use. Even the government can not change that status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrison View Post
    One Biden pick that could impact future NASA budgets is the appointment of Bernie Sanders as Chair of the Senate Budget Committee.
    I may have misunderstood, but Senate chair positions are not presidential appointments, right? Or do you mean if Biden selects him to serve in some other position?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    I may have misunderstood, but Senate chair positions are not presidential appointments, right? Or do you mean if Biden selects him to serve in some other position?
    Right. Congressional committee chairs are largely based on majority party affiliation and seniority; the president has no role in selecting the chairperson.

    The chair has a lot of influence over all appropriations - and I think thats about as far as we can take this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Right. Congressional committee chairs are largely based on majority party affiliation and seniority; the president has no role in selecting the chairperson.

    The chair has a lot of influence over all appropriations - and I think thats about as far as we can take this topic.
    So I did not realize it isn't a direct appointment, nonetheless I expect it to have an effect on how funds are allocated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    It is owned by the village folk and not by a particular person. It is for all to use. Even the government can not change that status.
    This isn't even close to the actual concept of 'common land' under UK law, here's a link to a UK government website:

    https://www.gov.uk/common-land-village-greens

    If you want to use it as a model for space then you need to decide ownership and create some body that will be responsible for enforcing the rules, not to mention having the means to enforce them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrison View Post
    This isn't even close to the actual concept of 'common land' under UK law, here's a link to a UK government website:

    https://www.gov.uk/common-land-village-greens

    If you want to use it as a model for space then you need to decide ownership and create some body that will be responsible for enforcing the rules, not to mention having the means to enforce them.
    My experience was with what you call village greens, when I was in the UK 1965-74.
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