U.S. Space Policy

Vice President Mike Pence chairs a meeting of the National Space Council at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Thursday, October 5, 2017, in Chantilly, Virginia.

Key Documents on U.S. Space Policy (Whitehouse.gov)


Latest News

August 29, 2019
The Trump Administration Is Establishing the U.S. Space Command to Advance American Interests and Defend Our Nation
President Trump: “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space.”

May 24, 2018
President Donald J. Trump is Reforming and Modernizing American Commercial Space Policy (Whitehouse.gov)
“This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint. We will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars.”

March 26, 2019
United States Space Command Commander Announced (Dept of Defense)
The President has nominated to the Senate Gen John W. “Jay” Raymond as the Commander, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM).
If confirmed, and upon establishment of USSPACECOM, Raymond will remain dual-hatted as Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO.

February 19, 2019
Remarks by President Trump at Signing Ceremony for Space Policy Directive-4 (Whitehouse.gov)


November 16, 2018 (NASA Youtube)
We’ve taken giant leaps and left our mark in the heavens. Now we’re building the next chapter, returning to the Moon to stay, and preparing to go beyond. We are NASA – and after 60 years, we’re just getting started. Special thanks to Mike Rowe for the voiceover work.
This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library.

October 23, 2018
Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Fourth Meeting of the National Space Council (Whitehouse.gov)

October 23, 2018
Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Launching America’s Space Force (Whitehouse.gov)
To safeguard American dominance in space, President Donald J. Trump is working to form a Space Force as a sixth branch of the Armed Forces.

May 24, 2018
Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on the President’s Signing of Space Policy Directive–2 (Whitehouse.gov)


December 11, 2017
Remarks By President Trump and Vice President Pence at Signing Ceremony for Space Policy Directive–1 (Whitehouse.gov)