What NASA programs will President-elect Donald Trump support, which will he potentially work to eliminate, and whom will he nominate for NASA’s top leadership position? Two space policy reporters offered their insight on these questions.
Brian Berger is editor in chief at SpaceNews, a trade publication for the spaceflight industry, and Jeff Foust is a senior writer there. In a webinar on Wednesday (Nov. 9), Berger and Foust discussed how the new presidential administration might affect NASA and other U.S. space-related activities.
“There’s going to be a period of uncertainty as the new administration figures out what their priorities are in space and what NASA programs they might want to continue, which ones they might actually want to accelerate and which ones they might want to get rid of,” Foust said. [50 Years of Presidential Visions for Space Exploration]