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News Archive / Tagged: White House

  • First Webb telescope image gets presidential treatment

    Derek RichardsonJuly 11th, 2022

    President Joe Biden got the honor of revealing the first full-color image from the James Webb Space Telescope during an event at the White House.

  • President Trump revives the past to help shape the future of spaceflight

    Curt GodwinJuly 2nd, 2017

    In a move that had been anticipated since late in his campaign, President Trump signed an Executive Order re-establishing the National Space Council on Friday, June 30, 2017. The Council, disbanded in 1993, will be chaired by Vice President Pence and staffed by members of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government.

  • 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 2013 Astronaut Class to Visit White House for State of STEM (SoSTEM) Address

    Press ReleaseJanuary 29th, 2014

    At 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 29, eight NASA astronaut candidates will join John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and students from Washington area schools for the annual White House State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (SoSTEM) address.

  • NASA announces Commercial Lunar lander inititative

    Jason RhianJanuary 19th, 2014

    In an effort to further NASA’s increasing involvement with commercial companies, the space agency has announced that it is researching opportunities to have commercial companies develop spacecraft capable of landing on the Moon.

  • An open letter to Dennis Tito…

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 1st, 2013

    Dear Sir, After a delay, I finally watched your plea that you made to the US House of Representatives Sub Committee on Science, Space and Technology to fully fund your Inspiration Mars Foundation’s 501 day flight for two people, male and female,  to circumnavigate the planet Mars and return to Earth in the 2017-2018 time […]