Eric Fanning, CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, spoke with Politico in an interview published Friday about the current administration's interest in space and how it helps facilitate involvement of space companies.
“Like any market, as commercial viability increases and more companies are formed, that's what we're seeing in space. We're seeing more [companies] that are approaching AIA for help in navigating what's going on in Washington, and just being part of the conversation,” Fanning added.
He cited the re-establishment of the National Space Council and its efforts to streamline regulations and advance collaboration.
Fanning, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, offered his views on the lack of a permanent NASA administrator and mentioned space firms' efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and math education.