White House says Vice President Kamala Harris will chair the space council

Enlarge / Vice President Kamala Harris called NASA astronaut Victor Glover on the International Space Station in February.NASA

The National Space Council will continue operations under the Biden administration, and Vice President Kamala Harris will chair the organization.

Senior administration officials confirmed this on a call with reporters on Saturday and said the White House process to hire an executive secretary to manage the council is “well underway.”

The National Space Council oversees the three main areas of US space activities—national security, civil space, and commercial space. After it was dormant from 1993 to 2017, President Donald Trump reconstituted the body to advise his

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