Mike Pence laments America's lack of space leadership as astronauts risked lives on spacewalk

Mike Pence laments America's lack of space leadership as astronauts risked lives on spacewalk

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On Thursday morning, Vice President Mike Pence spoke before spaceflight industry executives and government officials in a cavernous exhibition hall at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. America, Pence said, must regain its place as the leader in spaceflight. 

At the same time as the vice president was touting a questionable reboot of America’s space program, two Americans were on a spacewalk about 240 miles above the Earth, floating in weightlessness outside of the International Space Station, risking their lives. 

NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei were replacing a piece of equipment outside of the Space Station as Pence conducted the first meeting of the National Space Council, an advisory board of government officials that are tasked with helping President Donald Trump direct America’s space program. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Mike Pence laments America's lack of space leadership as astronauts risked lives on spacewalk

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