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  • NASA leadership in transition after resignation of Administrator Bolden

    Bart LeahyJanuary 26th, 2017

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden resigned on Jan. 20, 2017, following the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States. NASA’s associate administrator and former Marshall Space Flight Center director, Robert Lightfoot, has stepped in to serve as acting administrator until a new one is nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

  • NASA provides update on Asteroid Redirect Mission

    Curt GodwinSeptember 19th, 2016

    NASA discussed the status of the space agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission recently. Interesting facts came out during a panel discussion held which included NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and others.

  • White House proposes $19 billion for NASA’s fiscal year 2017

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 12th, 2016

    The White House has submitted a $19 billion FY 2017 budget request for NASA to Congress – $260 million less than the agency received last year. The proposed budget has major cuts to NASA’s SLS and Orion projects that are being developed to send crews to Mars while promising increases for the agency's Commercial Crew Program.

  • NASA Administrator views progress of new Marshall Center test stand

    Scott JohnsonDecember 15th, 2015

    On Monday, Dec. 14, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, astronaut Butch Wilmore, members of the media and others gathered at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center to view progress on the new SLS core stage liquid hydrogen tank test stand.

  • Bolden explains accident investigation methods to Congressman

    Joe LatrellAugust 27th, 2015

    NASA's Administrator Charles Bolden had to explain to Congressman Lamar Smith (R. Texas) as to why NASA was treating the Orbital ATK mishap differently from the SpaceX flight mishap. They are both accidents that need investigation so why treat them differently?

  • Bolden calls for support of Commercial Crew in letter to Congress

    Jason RhianAugust 5th, 2015

    NASA Administrator issued a letter to the United States Congress where he let the political body know that he had been forced to extend the agreement for crew transportation services to the International Space Station. He used the letter to ask that President Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal for the space agency.

  • ‘Forever Remembered’ Memorial opens at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Jason RhianJune 27th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — They were two of the most traumatic experiences of a program that lasted 30 years. The names Challenger and Columbia will forever be tied to the 14 astronauts who lost their lives on STS-51L and STS-107 – and they will also be forever memorialized by a new exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center […]

  • NASA signs international agreements for Mars exploration

    Collin SkocikJune 18th, 2015

    On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden signed agreements with Jean-Yves Le Gall of France’s Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES ), Francisco Marín Pérez of the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology of Spain (CDTI ), and Ignacio Azqueta Ortiz of National Institute for Aerospace Technology of Spain (INTA ), for continued international cooperation on […]

  • Bolden issues statement on Senate Appropriations subcommittee Commercial Crew vote

    Jason RhianJune 11th, 2015

    One need only view Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A and the large SpaceX logo that adorns the new building in front of the historic site to help judge how NASA views its commercial partners. During the Wednesday, June 10, vote on NASA’s Fiscal Year 2016 commercial crew budget, the committee opted to cut the […]

  • KSC Visitor Complex, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame mark 25 years with new ‘Heroes and Legends’ facility

    Jason RhianMay 29th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame made a special announcement as well as conducted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Visitor Complex’s “Rocket Garden” today, Friday, May 29. With an introduction provided by former CNN correspondent John Zarrella, the two organizations revealed that the […]

  • NASA to focus on studying other planets, not Earth, according to House bill

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 21st, 2015

    The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved the fiscal year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The bill that will shape NASA’s future activities envisions a big boost for planetary science and cuts the agency’s funds for the Commercial Crew program and Earth science. NASA administrator Charles Bolden has criticized […]

  • Bolden taps Tu as new director of NASA’s Ames Research Center

    Jason RhianMay 8th, 2015

    With the retirement of Pete Worden on March 31, 2015, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was in need of a new director of the space agency’s Ames Research Center located in Moffett Field, California. On Monday, May 4, the former shuttle astronaut announced that, with immediate effect, the role will now be held by Dr. Eugene L. Tu.

  • NASA among ‘rock stars’ at D.C. Earth Day concert

    Josh TallisApril 19th, 2015

    Thousands of people flocked to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 18, to celebrate the best weekend weather so far, and to attend the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day concert. The star-studded event featured performances by artists such as Mary J Blige, Train, Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, My Morning Jacket, and Usher. […]

  • OPINION: NASA mourns the passing of Leonard Nimoy

    Collin SkocikMarch 1st, 2015

    NASA is mourning the passing of Leonard Nimoy, who played the alien science officer Mr. Spock on the 1960s television series Star Trek as well as in eight motion pictures. Nimoy was hospitalized for chest pains on Feb. 25 and died two days later on Feb. 27. The cause of death was attributed to chronic […]

  • Bolden: State of NASA is Strong

    SpaceFlight InsiderFebruary 2nd, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —  NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden delivered his annual State of NASA speech in the High Bay of the Neil Armstrong Operations & Checkout Building on Feb. 2, 2015. With a backdrop of three spacecraft, a pressure test vessel of Boeing’s CST-100, Orion, Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX ) Dragon as well as the Orion spacecraft that carried out […]