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More Insight Into Biden's Space Agenda

By Keith Cowing
February 18, 2021
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More Insight Into Biden's Space Agenda

Space exploration more about collaboration than competition, says Nasa’s Dr Bhavya Lal, Times of India
Congratulations on your new appointment. What do you see as the major challenges for Nasa and its leadership over the next 10 years?
Climate change poses an existential threat not just to our environment but also to our health and well-being. Nasa will be expanding its climate change research. Another challenge we would be focussing on is to re-establish America’s standing through global engagement and diplomacy. We want to engage not just with our traditional partners but also emerging spacefaring countries and adversaries, too. Not just collaborating on the science and technology but also to develop norms of behaviour to ensure that space remains safe and sustainable for future generations. Another issue we need to be working very hard on is to build a diverse STEM workforce and inspire future generations. Last but not least, there’s a lot to be done to support the International Space Station (ISS) and then to return astronauts to the Moon and then prepare to go to Mars.”

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