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Trump Administration Will Make the Moon Great Again? Bob Zimmerman, Behindtheblack.com

More members of Trump’s NASA transition team named

December 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm Robert Zimmerman

The NASA transition team for the upcoming Trump administration gained six new members today.

They range from people supporting the building of Aeroject Rocketdyne’s very expensive AR-1 engine to replace the Russian engines on the Atlas 5 to academics who have advocated, like me, dumping SLS and encouraging private space.

A third new landing team member, Jack Burns, is a professor at the University of Colorado and senior vice president of the American Astronomical Society. He has been an advocate for lunar exploration, serving as director of the Lunar University Network for Astrophysics Research (LUNAR), a network of universities and NASA centers that studied the use of the moon to support space science research. He was also the chair of the NASA Advisory Council’s science committee in 2009 and 2010.

The other members announced Friday are:

• Rodney Liesveld, a former senior policy adviser at NASA

• Sandy Magnus, a former NASA astronaut who flew on three missions, including a 4.5-month stay on the International Space Station, and has been executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics since 2012

• Jeff Waksman, a former research fellow at the U.S. House of Representatives

- See more at: http://spacenews.com/trump-adds-steve-cook-sandy-magnus-to-nasa-transition-team/#sthash.TgJT5tkd.dpuf

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