Trump will offer “real change” in space with a visionary and a commitment to global space leadership producing technology, security and jobs needed for the United States in the 21st century.
A goal of human exploration of the solar system by the end of the century, serving as a “stretch goal” to drive technology developments to a stronger degree than simply a goal of humans to Mars.
A reinstitution of the National Space Council, headed by the vice president, to oversee all government space efforts to seek efficiencies and eliminate redundancies, with a goal of human exploration of the solar system by the end of the century, serving as a “stretch goal” to drive technology developments to a stronger degree than simply a goal of humans to Mars.
Shifting NASA budgets to “deep space achievements” rather than Earth science and climate research, unspecified NASA Earth science missions might be better handled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
There will have to be some budget adjustments to transfer those missions from NASA to NOAA, Trump will create the budget to do so.
Development of satellite technologies that in particular can provide resiliency for the military, and also develop satellite servicing technologies, seeking world leadership in hypersonics technology, including for military applications.
Handing over access to and operations of low Earth orbit to the commercial sector, starting private and public partners in operations and financing of the International Space Station, including extending the station’s lifetime, requiring that all federal agencies develop plans for how they would use “space assets and space developments” to carry out their missions.
Marshaling the resources of the entire space community to carry out those policies, Trump administration will create a bigger role for the moon in NASA’s space exploration plans than today, because it is essential to have the moon as a part of our planned missions headed for Mars and beyond.