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Asteroid Exploration

NASA Unveils Plans for Super Rocket to Launch Explorers on Deep Space Missions

September 14th, 2011

  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, flanked by a bi-partisan gathering of Washington lawmakers, unveiled the agency’s heavy lift rocket strategy on Wednesday, a monstrous spacecraft that will eventually eclipse the legendary Saturn V and propel future explorers on missions to asteroids and eventually Mars. The proposed Space Launch System could make its first test flight […]

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Asteroid Exploration

U. S. Should Have Kept Shuttle Operating, According to Zogby Poll

July 30th, 2011

  Americans disagree with the decision to retire NASA’s space shuttle program and fear the U. S. will fall behind rival nations in the exploration of space, according to a late July poll by IBOPE Zogby. The majority of those surveyed also believe the U. S. needs strong government as well as commercial participation in […]

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Constellation Program

Shuttle’s Successor to go on Three State Public Display

June 15th, 2011

  A flight tested version of NASA’s Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the spacecraft that may send future explorers on missions to asteroids and perhaps Mars, will make a series of public stops as it is transported across country from the Dryden Flight Research Center in California to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The four-person capsule […]

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Constellation Program

House Provides New Budget Details Underpinning NASA Exploration Plans

April 13th, 2011

  The House Appropriations Committee this week produced new details of the proposed budget Continuing Resolution that would fund the federal government through the end of the 2011 fiscal year, including $18.485 billion for NASA, just over $500 million less than President Obama requested for the period. The broad terms of the spending plan were […]

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