Ed Ellegood is covering a Space Club speech by Bill Posey:
Rep. Posey said commercial space providers are our best hope for getting U.S. astronauts back into orbit.
Rep. Posey again spoke of space as a military “high ground” that the U.S. seems to be giving up to adversaries in China and Russia.
Overheard: Sen. Mikulski (D-MD) wants to cut NASA’s commercial spaceflight investments in order to save the Webb Telescope.
Overheard: Sen. Mikulski, meanwhile, is supporting an earmark to develop a processing facility at Wallops for use by Orbital’s Taurus-2.
There’s going to be an ugly battle over NASA appropriations in the Senate this fall.