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  • House Appropriations Committee raises NASA budget

    Collin SkocikMay 10th, 2014

    On Thursday, May 8th, 2014, the House Appropriations Committee voted to give NASA $19.9 billion for FY 2015. This was about $439 million more than the White House had asked for. The Committee criticized President Obama for consistently asking for less money than what was needed to meet the space agency’s goals. A refrain which has been […]

  • Introducing the 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees: Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 4th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Rainy weather could not dampen spirits at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during the 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductions. Yesterday, a crowd gathered underneath the Space Shuttle Atlantis to honor two distinguished American Astronauts – Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross. If you have had the opportunity to visit the Space Shuttle […]

  • NASA and CNES agree to proceed on SWOT mission

    Jim SharkeyMay 3rd, 2014

    NASA and the French Space Agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) have agreed to move forward with plans to jointly build, launch and operate a spacecraft that will conduct the first global survey of the Earth’s surface water and also map ocean surface height.  On Friday, May 2, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and CNES Presisdent […]

  • Opinion: Is the Ukraine being used as a wedge to kill SLS?

    Collin SkocikApril 6th, 2014

    The Space Launch System is not popular with everyone (yes, that’s an under statement). When President Obama canceled the Constellation Program, he didn’t want to retain any of it, not even the Orion capsule. After his first attempt at ending the program – the Space Launch System was created to salvage the nation’s manned space […]

  • NASA Administrator Bolden visits NASA Ames

    Jim SharkeyMarch 19th, 2014

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden paid a visit to NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) on Monday, March 17. Bolden spoke at an all-hands meeting of center staff and toured laboratories conducting research at Ames.  The tour focused on robotics research currently being conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and the development of NextGen Air Traffic […]

  • NASA Administrator Bolden visits MSFC, reviews SLS progress

    Scott JohnsonMarch 16th, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has been assigned to manage the development of the agency’s new heavy-lift vehicle, the Space Launch System (SLS). In this role, MSFC is currently designing, building  and testing the avionics for the vehicle in its Building 4205 – the Propulsion Research and Development Laboratory.

  • NASA names David W. Miller as agency’s new chief technologist

    Press ReleaseMarch 13th, 2014

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Thursday that David W. Miller, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., has been named the agency’s new Chief Technologist. As chief technologist, he will be Bolden’s principal advisor and advocate on matters concerning agency-wide technology policy and programs.

  • NASA’s commercial partners make strides toward launching astronauts

    Collin SkocikMarch 2nd, 2014

    With escalating tensions in the Ukraine damaging U.S.-Russian relations and possibly jeopardizing American access to the International Space Station (ISS), recent accomplishments suggest NASA’s dependence on Soyuz-access to the ISS might be drawing to a close. NASA’s private partners under the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) have made steady progress toward being able to send astronauts to […]

  • NASA’s Commercial Crew Program set to make large strides in 2014

    Jason RhianJanuary 16th, 2014

    NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is poised to make great strides in the coming year, ones which could serve to validate the two-pronged approach on which the space agency has been directed. NASA is to return to the business of sending crews to deep space missions to destinations such as an asteroid in the mid 2020s […]

  • NASA Administrator Bolden visits SLS manufacturing facility in New Orleans

    Jim SharkeyJanuary 14th, 2014

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden along with Senator David Vitter of Louisiana visited the Space Agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility located in New Orleans, La. on Monday, Jan. 13.  They were updated on the construction of the facility that will manufacture the massive core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). Construction of the Michoud Vertical Assembly Facility  is […]

  • The Space Station’s new lease on life

    Josh TallisJanuary 12th, 2014

    The United States committed itself this past Thursday at the International Space Exploration Forum to extending the shelf life of the International Space Station (ISS) until at least 2024. Speaking in front of ministerial-level delegates from almost every space-faring country on the planet, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, John […]

  • NASA Administrator Visits High School Student Satellite Builders

    Press ReleaseDecember 20th, 2013

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit a suburban Washington school on Friday, Dec. 20 where high school students built a small satellite that was launched into space in November.

  • Bolden: ‘I would love to be an Orion astronaut!’

    Jason RhianNovember 17th, 2013

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden paid a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to review both NASA’s next manned spacecraft, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, as well as the space agency’s next probe to journey to the Red Planet – MAVEN. The Mars Atmosphere […]