Pence KSC visit continues with meeting focused on commercial space

Rodiano Bonacci
Febbraio 22, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks at the National Space Council's inaugural meeting, conducted last October at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.

At the second National Space Council Meeting, members agreed on a number of new recommendations to reform commercial space regulatory frameworks at the Departments of Transportation and Commerce. Other notables include Apollo moonwalkers Buzz Aldrin and Harrison Schmitt; SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell and Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson; and Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis, who used to work at Blue Origin in Kent, Wash.

Pence has spent parts of two days on the Coast, landing at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility on Tuesday.

Space Florida officials said having the first meeting outside of Washington DC is an honor.

Pence will lead the discussion inside Kennedy Space Center's processing facility.

The vice president's visit to Kennedy Space Center comes a week after President Donald Trump's administration came out with its almost $20 billion budget proposal for NASA, which focuses on near-term exploration of the moon.

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