California Feeling Space Pressure: With Florida ramping up efforts to protect and extend its space industry, California is getting a tad nervous. According to the Los Angeles Times, Florida and several other states are advancing space initiatives that are chipping away at the California space niche. One lobbyist told the Times that the space industry seems to have more clout in the Florida political arena. Hmmm.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.