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VP Kamala Harris Named Head of National Space Council

Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris has been appointed to lead the National Space Council (NSC) responsible for crafting space-related national security strategies and space policies for the White House. "As I've said before: In America when we shoot for the moon, we plant our flag on it. I am honored to lead our National Space Council," Harris said in a tweet.

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National Space Council to Continue Under Biden Administration

National Space Council

President Biden plans to allow the National Space Council (NSC) and its User Advisory Group (UAG) to continue operations following its revival under the Trump administration in 2017. The council’s renewal comes after interdisciplinary organizations wrote to the White House seeking to retain NSC and the UAG. NSC told reporters that it is “still working details." 

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Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral Redesignated as Space Force Bases; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral AF Station have been respectively renamed as Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station during a recent ceremony in Florida. The redesignation ceremony took place at Cape Canaveral and saw Vice President Mike Pence unveil the two U.S. Air Force bases’ new names in line with their operational transition to the U.S. Space Force.

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Sen. Gary Peters Asks White House to Launch Centralized Federal COVID-19 Website

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked Vice President Mike Pence to introduce a centralized federal website that would provide citizens with reliable and trusted information on the novel coronavirus 2019.

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Sen. Marco Rubio: Agencies Must Use U.S.-Made Launch Vehicles

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has requested Vice President Mike Pence to order the use of U.S.-made rockets for government payload launches. Rubio's office said Monday that his request acknowledges the U.S. industrial base's capacity to launch government payloads and elliminate the need for foreign vehicles.

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Pence Says 5G Network Can Boost Innovation for Space Industry

Vice President Mike Pence said providing expanded access to 5G spectrum across the U.S. could help accelerate innovation in the space industry, Breaking Defense reported Monday. He said at the Satellite 2019 conference in Washington, D.C., that the Trump administration wants to use high speed connection “to give innovators in all industries access to spectrum you need to compete and win in global marketplace.”

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Mike Pence: Trump Admin Working With Congress to Establish Space Force

Vice President Mike Pence told attendees at the Satellite 2019 conference in Washington, D.C. that the proposed space force will “soon be a reality,” National Defense magazine reported Monday. Pence, also the chairman of the National Space Council, noted that the Trump administration is working with Congress to stand up the sixth military branch.

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