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Desert RATS

by Dave Fischer If you want humanity to explore the Solar System, you have to test the systems you plan to use for moving around and living. And where is there a readily available harsh environment for such testing? Arizona. … Continue reading

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CRuSR

by Dave Fischer Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program NASA has awarded $475,000 as part of its program to development recoverable launch vehicles to be used for small payloads going to “near-space,” the region of Earth’s atmosphere between 65,000 and 350,000 … Continue reading

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Human Spaceflight Committee Summary Report Released

The Human Spaceflight Committee, chaired by Norman Augustine, has just released their Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee Summary Report which will be followed by a final report to be issued at a future date. A copy of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Space to the US Economy

Shortsighted, reckless plan: Cutting NASA’s budget would hurt economy BY ROBERT HOPKINS in Florida Today Hertzfeld observed, although immense, the economic value of these space-based services and applications is not fully appreciated and is not included when calculating the size … Continue reading

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Historic Picture

I was reading a copy of News & Notes, a publication of the NASA Historical Division and on page 25, I came across a historic picture with the caption “Lori Garver, of the Obama Transition Team, talks with NASA Administrator … Continue reading

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Mankins on NASA Technolgy Development

To boldly go: the urgent need for a revitalized investment in space technology by John C. Mankins Introduction At the beginning of the space age, the United States realized that preeminence in space exploration and development could only be achieved … Continue reading

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NASA May Abandon Plans for Moon Base

NASA may abandon plans for moon base NASA will probably not build an outpost on the moon as originally planned, the agency’s acting administrator, Chris Scolese, told lawmakers on Wednesday. His comments also hinted that the agency is open to … Continue reading

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NASA Honors Gemini and Apollo Astronaut James Lovell

MEDIA ADVISORY : M09-052 NASA will honor astronaut James “Jim” Lovell, Jr., with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program. During a ceremony Friday, April 3, Lovell will accept the award … Continue reading

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Nick Lampson for NASA Administrator?

NASA Watch is reporting a rumor that former congressman Nick Lampson is a candidate for NASA Administrator. ┬áHe was the congressman from NASA’s Johnson Space Center and chairman of the House Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, so he obviously … Continue reading

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Buzz Aldrin for NASA Administrator?

There is a new Facebook group aimed at getting Buzz Aldrin appointed the next NASA Administrator. Buzz Aldrin for NASA Admin We need a NASA administrator that has the vision, tenacity, and talent to achieve the vision of a multi-planet … Continue reading

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