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President Trump Appoints DOE Secretary Dan Brouillette to National Space Council

President Trump has appointed Dan Brouillette, secretary at the Department of Energy, to serve as a National Space Council member through an executive order. Brouillette said in a statement published Friday DOE will work other federal agencies and companies to renew the department's commitment to space programs.

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Nat’l Space Council Seeks More Gov’t Investment to Accelerate Mars Missions

Scott Pace, executive secretary of the National Space Council, has said the Trump administration and NASA need to focus on long-term efforts to send humans to Mars, Space News reported Saturday. The council has already called on Congress to invest in more resources for the planned 2024 moon landing in order to establish a sustainable lunar presence and enable Mars missions to begin in “roughly a decade”, Pace told attendees at the International Space Development Conference in Arlington, Va. 

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NASA, Partners Detail How Human Spaceflight in LEO Can Boost Economy, Exploration

An interagency effort led by NASA submitted a report to the National Space Council detailing the opportunities and challenges for human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit and how it could help boost economy and space exploration. The agency said Saturday, it issued the report in partnership with the departments of State and Commerce. In February, The National Space Council called on NASA to work with other federal agencies to create a national strategy for human spaceflight in LEO. 

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Jim Bridenstine Voices Concern Over Potential Cuts in NASA’s Fiscal 2020 Budget

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said potential cuts in the agency’s fiscal 2020 budget could have an impact on space exploration programs, SpaceNews reported Thursday. “If that materializes, no, we’re not going to have what we need to go to the moon,” he said Thursday at a National Space Council meeting of the users’ advisory group in Washington.

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