National Space Council Advisers Hold Inaugural Meeting

A group tasked with advising the National Space Council on government and commercial aerospace matters convened Tuesday at NASA‘s headquarters, SpaceNews reported Wednesday.

James Ellis, chairman of the Users’ Advisory Group, said UAG intends to form subcommittees that will focus on six areas that include national security space; technology and innovation; economic development and industrial base; outreach and education, space policy and international engagement; and exploration and discovery.

“There are no red lines or issues that off the table,” Ellis was quoted as saying.

“If we think they need to be addressed, they are open to us.”

Vice President Mike Pence has told UAG members that the government will seek the group’s recommendations to advance public and private space enterprises.

NASA formed the group in late 2017 to represent the interest, perspectives and expertise of non-federal aerospace organizations.

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