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The National Space Council will be maintained by the Biden administration

Following reports that National Space Council would not be extended under the Biden tenure, the White House announced on March 29 that the council would be extended. Politico was the first one to write on the administration’s plan to reestablish the board. According to a National Security Council spokesperson, the administration will press ahead in establishing the committee, who noted that officials are also sorting out the specifics. According to the spokesperson, the National Space Council would be revived to support the President in developing national space policy, plans and coordinating America’s space activities at a period of unparalleled activity and potentially created by America’s space operations.

“While we are also working out the specifics, we can customize the Council to guarantee that we have oversight which will tackle the administration’s objectives, like space-related science as well as technologies, climate change solutions, space exploration, ensuring educational and economic opportunities, developing partnerships entrenching norms of behavior in the space, and resolving matters of national security,” says the statement. This isn’t an exhaustive list.” The National Space Council was organized in 1989 by President George H.W. Bush, dissolved in 1993, and restored in June 2017 by President Donald Trump.

The users’ advisory board will proceed under Biden’s National Space Council. As per an email published by Politico, Jim Ellis, a former United States Navy admiral who headed the UAG during the Trump presidency, informed representatives of the community that a transition strategy is in the works. Representatives from the space sector, industrial groups, suppliers, academics, national security specialists, and politicians make up the UAG. The National Space Council has been praised by space industry organizations and politicians from both sides of the spectrum for its role in coordinating civilian, industrial, and national security activities.

According to the SpaceNews op-ed by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), a senior member of Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, the council enables “keep space matters on the agenda of our nation’s top leaders and promote the teamwork needed to address challenges that cut through various federal agencies.”

The National Space Council is headed by the vice president of the United States. It comprises the secretaries of Transportation, Defence and Commerce departments, as well as the NASA administrator and other key figures in space. Owing to the relative absence of public messaging on the space, the future of the council, which Trump made a top priority, has persisted a legitimate question since Biden took over the President’s office. It supervised the implementation of seven space policy guidelines during the Trump presidency, ranging from the formation of the Space Force to developing a strategic plan for the usage of nuclear power in space.

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