US Rep. Bill Posey, Buzz Aldrin Attend President Trump’s Signing Of The Space Council Executive Order

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WASHINGTON D.C – The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot about Friday’s Executive Order creating the National Space Council:

“I am pleased that President Trump has signed an executive order reestablishing the National Space Council. The council existed previously from 1989-1993, and a version of it also existed as the National Aeronautics and Space Council from 1958-1973.

As such, the council has guided NASA from our earliest days and can help us achieve the many ambitious milestones we are striving for today.

“This high-level group advises the president and comprises the leaders of government agencies with a stake in space, including the NASA administrator, the Secretaries of State, Commerce, Defense, and others, and will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence. It will help ensure that all aspects of the nation’s space power — national security, commerce, international relations, exploration, and science, are coordinated and aligned to best serve the American people. A Users’ Advisory Group also will be convened so that the interests of industries and other non-federal entities are represented.

“The establishment of the council is another demonstration of the Trump Administration’s deep interest in our work, and a testament to the importance of space exploration to our economy, our nation, and the planet as a whole.”

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President Trump spoke about the importance of signing the National Space Council executive order and the reestablishment of the council that once existed over 20 years ago.

“Today, we take a crucial step to secure America’s future in space by reviving the National Space Council after it has been dormant for almost 25 years,” said President Trump.

Rep. Bill Posey

US. Representative and Rockledge resident Bill Posey was also in attendance for the signing of the Space Council bill at the White House.

“I was happy to stand behind President Trump today, figuratively and literally, as he announced the recreation of a NATIONAL SPACE COUNCIL to be led by Vice President Pence,” said Posey, serving as US Representative for Florida’s 8th district.

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President Donald Trump signs an Executive Order to reestablish the National Space Council, alongside members of Congress, NASA and commercial space companies in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Friday, June 30, 2017. Vice President Mike Pence, also in attendance, will chair the council. NASA astronauts David Wolf and Alvin Drew and retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin attended. (NASA Image)

“I was happy to stand behind President Trump today, figuratively and literally, as he announced the recreation of a NATIONAL SPACE COUNCIL to be led by Vice President Pence,” said Posey, serving as US Representative for Florida’s 8th district. (WH Image)

NASA contributed to this report


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