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Lost in Space: The Need for a Definitive U.S. Space Policy?

January 25th, 2013

In a special program sponsored by the Baker Institute, noted space policy experts reviewed the present status and future of NASA and the U.S. civil space program, as well as the need for a definitive national civil space policy. This event was held Jan 24, 2013 and can now be viewed at: http://youtu.be/o0YDx2AY9ck When the […]

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Book Review: Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program

August 29th, 2012

Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program by James A. Vedda; Xlibris Publishing; Bloomington, Indiana; Casebound Hardcover: $29.99; 2012. Just in time for an election year! The author has provided a no-nonsense review of what arguably seems to be the nonsensical and on-going twisted trajectory of U.S. space program. This is a well-reasoned and expertly researched […]

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President Signs NASA Roadmap Legislation

October 11th, 2010

  President Obama on Monday signed the 2010 NASA Authorization bill, providing the space agency with a three-year road map that includes work on a new heavy lift rocket and multi-purpose crew vehicle for future deep space missions as well as funding to support commercial crew and cargo spacecraft development for transportation to the International […]

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Garver: NASA Listening to Faster Heavy Lift Proposal

June 23rd, 2010

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver expressed a  willingness Tuesday to work with Congress on the accelerated development of a heavy lift rocket as part of changes in the nation’s human exploration strategy proposed by President Obama. But she cautioned policymakers against strapping the agency with more than it can afford. Garver addressed a range of […]

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Norm Augustine explains how committee concluded Constellation ‘unsustainable’

May 26th, 2010

Source: Huntsville Times HUNTSVILLE, AL – The man whose blue-ribbon panel gave President Obama the argument he used to kill NASA’s Constellation program came here Monday expecting “deep concern, even hostility” from a town with 2,200 Constellation jobs at risk. Norm Augustine was right. He got direct, even blunt questions, and the applause was polite […]

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