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News Archive / Tagged: Congress

  • NASA studying option to fly Orion EM-1 on commercial rockets

    Derek RichardsonMarch 14th, 2019

    The head of NASA told senators the first SLS flight would again be delayed and the agency is “considering all options” to get the program back on track.

  • Trump signs NASA Transition Authorization act of 2017

    Derek RichardsonMarch 21st, 2017

    President Donald Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization act of 2017 into law on March 21, 2017. The bill is the first such act passed by Congress and subsequently signed by the president since 2010.

  • NASA authorization bill passes Congress

    Derek RichardsonMarch 8th, 2017

    The first NASA authorization act in more than six years has cleared Congress and is on its way to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 7, 2017.

  • Trump: ‘American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream’

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 28th, 2017

    During President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress, he made a single reference to human space exploration. However, the Feb. 28, 2017, speech, which included a number of priority policy items, did not give any clue to any proposed direction the 45th U.S. president has in mind for NASA.

  • Bill introduced to redirect NASA to Moon, establish sustained presence

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 7th, 2017

    A bill that would direct NASA to return to the Moon and establish a sustained presence was referred to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Feb. 3, 2017.

  • Coalition for Deep Space Exploration recommends space priorities for next president

    Bart LeahyJune 25th, 2016

    An industry-led policy paper released by the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration on June 21 recommends the next U.S. President and Congress preserve U.S. global leadership in space by continuing a bipartisan path to Mars, in keeping with the 2010 NASA Authorization Act.

  • NASA leverages ISS as it gets go ahead for a deep space habitat

    Joe LatrellJanuary 23rd, 2016

    In the latest omnibus spending bill approved by Congress, NASA was awarded $55 million in order to help accelerate development of a deep space habitation module. SpaceFlight Insider spoke with agency representatives to determine what these initial efforts might entail.

  • 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.

  • Challenges for Orion and SLS: an interview with GAO director Cristina Chaplain

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 22nd, 2014

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO ) is the auditing, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress, which exists to support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and accountability of the federal government. On Dec. 10 the Space Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing on […]