Vice President Kamala Harris will preside over her second Nationwide Area Council assembly on Friday (Sept. 9), and you may watch it reside.
The assembly, held at NASA’s Johnson Area Heart in Houston, is scheduled to start at 2:20 p.m. EDT (1840 GMT), in line with the vp’s schedule (opens in new tab). We anticipate NASA or the White Home to livestream the assembly. If that occurs, you’ll be able to watch it right here at Area.com when the time comes, or entry the livestream straight by way of The White Home (opens in new tab).
The Nationwide Area Council (NSC) helps form American area coverage. It is made up of a number of dozen authorities officers, together with the NASA administrator, the secretary of protection and the vp, who chairs the physique.
Friday’s assembly would be the second of the NSC underneath Harris. The primary was held at the USA Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021.
Throughout final 12 months’s assembly, Harris laid out key area priorities for the administration of President Joe Biden, which embody utilizing satellites to check local weather change, tackling the rising space-junk downside and serving to to ascertain norms of accountable conduct off Earth.
Harris made an look at a high-profile area occasion lower than two weeks in the past: She flew right down to Florida’s Area Coast for the deliberate Aug. 29 launch of NASA’s Artemis 1 mission to the moon. That try was scrubbed, nevertheless, by a technical concern.
A second strive on Sept. 3 additionally was nixed; NASA is now working to get the uncrewed Artemis 1 aloft on Sept. 23 or Sept. 27.
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