Space Team Biden Needs To Get The Space Council Thing Right The Very First Time

Keith's note: I have been watching some back and forth on Twitter where journalists are questioning the value of space and biased space people are responding with talking points. IMHO ... the National Space Council (NSpC) needs to make an attempt to put space - logically - into a larger societal context - and do so right out of the gate in the very first presentation on 1 December. This societal context needs to be one wherein we make big decisions - with big budgets - so as to do things (like space) - in a time of limited resources and societal upheaval. And it must be made crystal clear why we do these things in space i.e. to provide real, measurable value to actual people - not focus groups that PR firms create.

The gee whiz, "exploration is in our DNA", "isn't space inspirational" thing works for a short time - but only on a subset of the populace. If the value of space, as put forth by this Administration, is not instantly obvious - and pre-briefed to cynical media/stake holders in advance - then the whole NSpC effort - and the Biden/Harris Administration's chances of doing something valuable in space - will evaporate before they even start. There are really no second chances to get things right in DC any more.




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