- July 20, 2021
The space policy of the United States of America is experiencing a renaissance. The end of the space shuttle program was several years ago. In the meantime, the U.S. is significantly increasing its efforts again. This applies both to civilian use and exploration of space and to the security sphere in space. The focal points of U.S. space policy range from the security of satellites for navigation and communications, to a renewed moon landing mission and flights to Mars, to the development of the United States Space Force. The transatlantic partners also cooperate at various levels in the Earth’s orbit, for example with the help of their space agencies NASA and ESA. Will NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket program give U.S. civil spaceflight the boost it needs to regain strength? What geopolitical role will the U.S. Space Force play in the future as a separate component of the U.S. military? What is the state of transatlantic cooperation in space beyond the International Space Station (ISS)? What do the U.S. and EU seek in space security policy in the medium and long term with an eye toward Russia’s and China’s space plans? Podcast hosts David Deißner, Atlantik-Brücke, and Stormy-Annika Mildner, Aspen Institute Germany, discuss these questions with Andrea Rotter, Director of Foreign and Security Policy, Hanns Seidel Foundation, and Kaitlyn Johnson, Deputy Director of the Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
“America’s Choice – Der USA-Podcast” is a German-language podcast on U.S. politics, co-produced by the Aspen Institute Germany and the Atlantik-Brücke. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other platforms.