From: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017
AIAA Executive Director Sandy Magnus, along with other members of the AIAA community, attended an event today at the White House where President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order reestablishing the National Space Council. The Council, which was last operational during President George H.W. Bush’s Administration, will coordinate U.S. space policy among government agencies and departments. Vice President Mike Pence will serve as Chair of the reestablished interagency body.
“We appreciate the Trump Administration’s efforts to strengthen our nation’s space enterprise and view this as an opportunity to create an integrated strategic approach to U.S. space endeavors,” said Magnus. “The Institute stands ready to support any and all efforts to facilitate discussions between our community and executive branch officials. Moreover, AIAA looks forward to working with Council members, staff, and the Vice President’s office as we strive to maintain our nation’s leadership in the civil, commercial, and national security space sectors.”
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