Biden administration issues new framework for space policy, with a focus on climate change

Biden administration issues new framework for space policy, with a focus on climate change


Vice President Kamala Harris speaking at an event at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on November 5th, 2021 | Image: NASA/Taylor Mickal

Today, Vice President Kamala Harris’ office released a new framework for US space policy, detailing how the Biden administration plans to approach commercial, civil, and military space activity moving forward. Called the United States Space Priorities Framework, the document keeps many of the same space priorities from the previous administration but adds a new emphasis on using space to help combat climate change and investing in STEM education.

The new framework comes ahead of today’s National Space Council meeting, the first one to be held under the Biden administration. Harris, who chairs the National Space Council, will convene the policy advisory group at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, at 1:30PM ET today.

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