White House Space Policy Announcement

Keith's note: Today's White House event will likely be carried live on NASA TV and will be online here as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fuer5ws6ZY

White House Statement on Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1)

"The President, today, will sign Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1) that directs the NASA Administrator to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the Moon, and eventually Mars."

NASA Provides Coverage of Today's Space Policy Directive Signing

"Following the event, images, b-roll video, and interview video clips with acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot and National Space Council Executive Secretary Scott Pace will be available for download."


"Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Congressman Bill Shuster before participating in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1."

Trump To Sign Space Policy Directive Tomorrow, Space Policy Online

"President Trump will sign Space Policy Directive 1 at 3:00 pm tomorrow at a White House ceremony. The directive apparently will make a human return to the lunar surface part of U.S. space policy. That will override the Obama Administration's policy to eschew a return to the lunar surface in favor of focusing on sending humans to Mars with an encounter with an asteroid as an interim goal. As of Sunday evening, it was not clear if the event would be covered in real time by national news media or NASA TV. The event is timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission -- the last time humans walked on the surface of the Moon. The crew launched on December 7, 1972 and returned to Earth on December 19, 1972."

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