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White Paper on Cislunar Development

Tue, 2018-04-17 11:03
Aerospace Corporation White paper: Cislunar Development: What to Build - and Why "The Aerospace Corporation's Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) released a new policy paper that explores future opportunities in cislunar space - essentially, the space inside the... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASAWatch on CGTN Talking About TESS

Tue, 2018-04-17 08:30
Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Bridenstine Confirmation Moving Ahead

Mon, 2018-04-16 15:54
Keith's note: Sources report that the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine to be NASA Administrator is now moving forward in the Senate along with other nominees. A vote could happen soon.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Radical Shift in SLS Launch Plans Discussed at MSFC

Mon, 2018-04-16 13:00
(revised) @NASA MSFC Center Director Todd May has talked to #NASA employees about new plans for the first 4 @NASA_SLS flights to be on identical rockets with @NASA_Orion but without crew. The first launch would be in 2021. First... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA Quietly Submits ISS Transition Plan To Congress

Fri, 2018-04-13 22:21
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Markup NASA Authorization Act of 2018 "TUESDAY, April 17, at 10 a.m. EDT, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will meet to consider the following legislation: H.R. 5503, the National... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Space Threat Assessment 2018 Report from CSIS

Fri, 2018-04-13 11:01
"The United States depends on space across the full spectrum of military operations. These space systems, both U.S. government satellites and those of commercial and international partners, are vulnerable to a wide array of threats, ranging from jamming and cyberattacks... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

SLS Upper Stage Changes While Software Problems Linger

Fri, 2018-04-13 10:51
Statement by Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot - Hearing on NASA FY2019 Budget "NASA plans to launch an initial, uncrewed deep space mission, Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), in FY 2020. The mission will combine the new heavy-lift SLS with an uncrewed... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

New Video: Snow Patrol - Life On Earth

Thu, 2018-04-12 11:27
Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Some People Are Really Addicted To Texting

Wed, 2018-04-11 19:49
Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

We're Still Waiting For Bridenstine

Tue, 2018-04-10 17:19
President Trump still pushing NASA pick Bridenstine despite slim path to Senate confirmation, USA Today "The White House is standing by their NASA man. President Trump remains firmly behind his choice of Oklahoma GOP Rep. Jim Bridenstine to be the... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Lunar Community Support For NASA FY 2019 Budget

Tue, 2018-04-10 14:59
Letter From Lunar Research Community To Congress Regarding NASA Lunar Exploration and Discovery Program Budget "We write today to express our enthusiastic support for the FY 2019 Budget Request for NASA's Lunar Exploration and Discovery Program. America's forward steps to... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA's New Chief Scientist is Jim Green

Tue, 2018-04-10 10:28
Jim Green Named NASA Chief Scientist as of May 1st, NASA "Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot has named the Science Mission Directorate's Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green as the agency's new chief scientist, effective May 1. He succeeds Gale... Marc Boucher https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=1

SpaceX Cleared In $3.5 Billion Zuma Failure

Mon, 2018-04-09 19:23
SpaceX not to blame for lost mystery satellite, report says, Cnet "A super secretive US government satellite SpaceX launched in January never made it to orbit after it failed to separate from the upper stage of a Falcon 9 rocket.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Vladimir Putin Likes Charlie Bolden

Mon, 2018-04-09 15:46
The former head of NASA awarded the Order of friendship, Russia News Today "The former head of NASA, Charles Bolden awarded the Russian Order of friendship for contribution to development of cooperation of Russia and USA in space, the corresponding... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

GAO: NASA Still Can't Figure Out The Whole Whistleblower Thing

Mon, 2018-04-09 15:20
NASA Contractor Whistleblowers: Steps Taken to Implement Program but Improvements to Timeliness and Guidance Needed , GAO "From 2008 through June 2017, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contractor and grantee employees submitted 48 reprisal complaints such as alleged firing... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Yet Another Webb Problem Review Panel

Mon, 2018-04-09 13:22
NASA Announces Independent Review Board Members for James Webb Space Telescope "The Independent Review Board review process will take approximately eight weeks. Once the review concludes, the board members will deliver a presentation and final report to NASA outlining their... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Will Terrestrial Politics Soon Have An Offworld Impact?

Fri, 2018-04-06 18:39
US imposes sanctions against Russian oligarchs and government officials, CNN "The Trump administration is unleashing additional sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin along with 12 companies they own or control. The measures announced by the... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Rebooting The National Air and Space Museum

Fri, 2018-04-06 13:44
Former NASA scientist to lead National Air and Space Museum, Washington Post "Ellen Stofan will become the John and Adrienne Mars Director of NASM starting April 30, the museum announced Thursday. She succeeds Gen. J.R. "Jack" Dailey, who retired in... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

About Those Decadal Surveys ...

Thu, 2018-04-05 22:26
#math #physics #astronomy This looks very interesting. I do wonder if Pluto was still considered to be a planet when they started, and if it would have had a much harder time getting funded if it was only a... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Orion Span's Orbital Luxury Hotel: Just Send Us Your Money

Thu, 2018-04-05 20:08
Orion Span says it'll put space hotel in orbit by 2022, but some details are up in the air, Geekwire "A startup called Orion Span says it's planning to open a luxury hotel in orbit in 2022, but a lot... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

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