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Morhard Confirmation Process Begins

8 hours 13 min ago
Nomination Hearing: James Morhard for NASA Deputy Administrator "U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing at 10: 15 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018, to consider three presidential... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA and CNN Get The Dark Side Of The Moon Thing Wrong - Again

10 hours 11 min ago
C'mon @CNN - at least try to make your science headlines scientifically accurate ... Its the "far side" of the Moon (the side we can't see from Earth) not the "dark side" (Which is constantly changing). #astronomy101 pic.twitter.com/1ZTW8NdzDa— NASA... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

When In Huntsville Make Sure To Sip The SLS Koolaid

13 hours 23 min ago
NASA boss Bridenstine '100 percent' behind SLS and Alabama center. AL.com "NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Wednesday that he supports "100 percent" the agency's Space Launch System program and the future of Alabama's Marshall Space Flight Center. Bridenstine spoke to... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Space Force Does Not Like Media Leaks

13 hours 59 min ago
Pentagon punishes reporters over tough coverage, Politico "Another example involved the military-news outlet Defense One, which was left out of a media roundtable with the deputy secretary of defense earlier this month to help roll out President Donald Trump's proposed... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Join Boeing's SLS Fan Club So They Can Track Your Activity Online

Wed, 2018-08-15 21:15
Keith's note: Looks like Boeing is taking this recruitment drive seriously. Now you can become a member of their official fan club by going to this link and get exclusive content. Of course, to do this you have to... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Only The Best People Communicate For NASA

Tue, 2018-08-14 18:23
Keith's note: Looks like Trump boarding party/transition team member Jonathan Dimock has burrowed into the depths of NASA HQ. He's landed at the NASA HQ Space Technology Mission Directorate Communications and Operations Code OD00) with a job title of... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA Logo Designer Flunks Space Force Logo Designers

Tue, 2018-08-14 08:41
NASA Logo Designer Bashes Trump's Space Force Logo, TMZ "Richard Danne -- the designer of a NASA logo from 1975 -- went off on Trump's Space Force artwork. Danne ripped into the designs released by the Trump Administration ... telling... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Jim Bridenstine on CSPAN

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:45
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DoD Releases Space Force 101 Document

Sun, 2018-08-12 14:45
Final Report on Organizational and Management Structure for the National Security Space Components of the Department of Defense "Establishing a sixth branch of the Armed Forces requires Congressional action. This report outlines immediate steps by the Department of Defense to... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Parker Solar Probe Heads For The Sun

Sun, 2018-08-12 08:59
ULA Launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to Touch Sun "Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Parker Solar Probe Launch Scrubbed

Sat, 2018-08-11 11:36
ULA Delta IV Parker Solar Probe Heavy Scrub Statement "The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft was scrubbed today due to a violation of a launch limit, resulting in a hold.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Arm Waving Space Advocates

Fri, 2018-08-10 19:24
Getting strange emails with wacky conspiratorial arm waving language from the "Space Development Steering Committee" - a "group" that brags about its membership but refuses to identify all of its members when asked. Just what space advocacy needs right... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASAWatch Talks Space Force on CGTN

Fri, 2018-08-10 16:19
Keith's note: I did another interview on the whole Space Force thing with CGTN this morning. Yes we talked about the official Space Force logo contest.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA's Space Force Golf Marketing Backfires With Trump

Fri, 2018-08-10 14:16
NASA package that fell from sky with note mentioning Trump sparks alarm in New Jersey, CBS "A suspicious package that fell from the sky over New Jersey caused some alarm because it contained a note that mentioned President Donald Trump.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Hey, Its The Trump 2020 Campaign Space Force Logo Contest

Thu, 2018-08-09 16:17
Keith's note: Hey gang - it looks like you too can vote on the design of the new logo for The Space Force. Which one do YOU like? (larger image) According to this official Trump 2020 campaign email from... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Word Cloud Of The Pence Space Force Speech

Thu, 2018-08-09 15:17
Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Future of the U.S. Military in Space "And while these steps have been vital to our national defense, they're really only a beginning. They're only a beginning of meeting the rising security... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Space Force Update On Thursday

Wed, 2018-08-08 13:57
Keith's note: According to the White House Vice President Pence will visit the Department of Defense on Thursday and will be joined by Secretary of Defense Mattis at an honor guard ceremony and a DOD briefing. Following that briefing... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Using NASA's Logo: Expensive T-Shirts Or Global Soft Power?

Wed, 2018-08-08 10:47
Keith's update: I'm the last person to say that NASA should not explore new ways to put its branding in front of people so as to further explain the agency's mission and accomplishments. Indeed I harp on NASA relentlessly... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Update On That SpaceX Mars Meeting In Colorado (Revised)

Tue, 2018-08-07 16:42
Keith's update: There is a meeting about Mars exploration underway at the University of Colorado in Boulder sponsored by SpaceX. Contrary to some initial descriptions the meeting is not "secret". But its not exactly "open" either. Rather, it is... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Decadal Study Update Tells NASA To Fly More Missions

Tue, 2018-08-07 13:41
NASA Makes Progress Toward Planetary Science Decadal Priorities, National Academy of Sciences "Despite significant cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Division budget early in this decade, the space agency has made impressive progress in meeting goals outlined in the 2013-2022 planetary... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

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