Monthly Archives: February 2010

Space Artist Robert McCall Passes Away

The National Space Society is greatly saddened by the news that renowned space artist and long time advocate for human space exploration and settlement, Robert McCall, passed away February 26 at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital Osborne in his home town of … Continue reading

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Recent NSS Book Reviews

In case you missed any of them, here are some space book reviews recently added to the NSS website book review section: The New Space Race: China vs. the United States, By Erik Seedhouse. The “race” with China for the … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 now vertical on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral

While the Obama commercial space policy is the news, SpaceX continues to move forward toward the initial launch of its Falcon 9 rocket within the next 1 to 3 months. The latest milestone was getting the rocket vertical on the … Continue reading

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Congressional Hearings on Challenges and Opportunities in the NASA FY 2011 Budget Proposal – Testimony by Mike Snyder

Below are some excerpts from today’s Congressional testimony on the NASA budget. My name is Mike Snyder and it has been my honor and privilege to work on the Space Shuttle Program for the past 13 years. I am not … Continue reading

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Congressional Hearings on Challenges and Opportunities in the NASA FY 2011 Budget Proposal – Testimony by Charles F. Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden testified before Congress today, providing more details of the NASA 2011 budget. Below is a summary of his testimony before the Subcommittee on Science and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The … Continue reading

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Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context

A new NASA publication, Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context (NASA SP-4802) is available as a free 612-page 4MB PDF download. Editors Steven J. Dick and Mark L. Lupisella present a series of essays integrating concepts from … Continue reading

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Obama remarks on "our NASA 'Vision for the Future'"

In his February 17 call to the International Space Station, President Obama stated “my commitment to NASA is unwavering” and that “one of the things that we’ve done with our NASA ‘Vision for the Future’ is to extend the life … Continue reading

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Lori Garver on the New Space Policy

Remarks by NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver 13th Annual FAA AST Space Transportation Conference February 11, 2010 Days after release of the President’s 2011 budget, I am excited to continue to share information about our Nation’s bold new direction for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the proposed NASA 2011 Budget . . .

“The National Space Society (NSS) commends NASA and the Executive Branch for proposing to increase spending for science, technology, and sustainable economic development in space; however, we believe the President’s 2011 budget request would leave the job only partly done.” … Continue reading

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National Space Society Welcomes Sci-Tech, Private-Sector Spending in 2011 Budget, but Calls for Continued Human Spaceflight beyond Earth Orbit

The National Space Society (NSS) commends NASA and the Executive Branch for proposing to increase spending for science, technology, and sustainable economic development in space; however, we believe the President’s 2011 budget request would leave the job only partly done. … Continue reading

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