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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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Benefits of Space Exploration

Senate Appropriators Press NASA Chief on Exploration Plans

April 12th, 2011

Senate appropriators sparred with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday over the agency’s commitment to the 2010 NASA Authorization Act, the bi-partisan Congressional blue print agreed to by President Obama that aims for a new heavy lift rocket and crew exploration vehicle able to transport astronauts to deep space destinations as well as the International […]

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Commercial Space

NASA Closing on Heavy Lift, Crew Capsule Strategy

March 30th, 2011

     NASA is looking to late June to unveil of a comprehensive plan to transition from the space shuttle and Constellation programs to a new deep space exploration strategy fashioned around the 2010 NASA Authorization Act, the agency’s top exploration official told a Congressional oversight panel on Wednesday. The time frame coincides with NASA’s […]

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Book Review: Blogging the Moon – The Once & Future Moon Collection

February 26th, 2011

Blogging the Moon: The Once & Future Moon Collection by Paul D. Spudis; Apogee Prime; Burlington Ontario Canada; $27.95 (soft cover); 2011. Moonologist Paul Spudis is a leading and top-notch lunar explorer. This book is testament to his seminal research and passion to make the Moon center stage in U.S. space program planning – and […]

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