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Vice President Mike Pence at National Space Council meeting
Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks at the National Space Council’s inaugural meeting, conducted last October at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. The shuttle Discovery looms in the background. (NASA Photo / Joel Kowsky)

News Brief: Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith are among 29 candidates for the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group, which is meant to promote coordination, cooperation and information exchange for the U.S. space effort. Vice President Mike Pence listed the candidates on the eve of a National Space Council meeting at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Other notables include Apollo moonwalkers Buzz Aldrin and Harrison Schmitt; SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell and Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson; and Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis, who used to work at Blue Origin in Kent, Wash. See the full list.

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