President Trump has appointed Dan Brouillette, secretary at the Department of Energy, to serve as a National Space Council member through an executive order. Brouillette said in a statement published Friday DOE will work other federal agencies and companies to renew the department's commitment to space programs.
He added that the department has provided technology platforms via nuclear research-and-development projects to help power spacecraft. The White House revived the council in June 2017 to review space policy and encourage public-private coordination in the domain. Trump on Friday amended his initial order to expand the group's membership.
Larry Kudlow and Joseph Grogan, respectively directors of the National Economic Council and the Domestic Policy Council, are the two other new council members.