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Space Industry Trends From Trump To Tourism

March 15, 2017

Space Industry Trends From Trump To Tourism

Two months into the Trump era, much remains unknown about the new administration’s priorities for space and their impact on NASA. However the leadership vacuum at NASA and elsewhere in government stands in stark contrast to the bold plans of private-sector leaders, such as Elon Musk of SpaceX and Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin. Will these entrepreneurs deliver humans to lunar orbit and even Mars in the coming years, or will their ambitious plans fail to achieve escape velocity? And how have technology and politics influenced coverage of the space beat? National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Committee vice-chair Adam Konowe discusses these and other topics with Pat Host, an NPC board of governors member and a staff reporter with Access Intelligence.

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