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Obama’s NASA plans appear in jeopardy

May 6th, 2010

From the Orlando Sentinel — It’s been less than a month since  President Obama outlined his space policy in a Florida speech (April 15 at the Kennedy Space Center). However, it appears the White House direction has little traction, according to the OS. Democrats have not rallied around it.  Some powerful Republicans continue to oppose […]

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Shuttle funded to operate through early 2011; three more flights left

May 4th, 2010

Source: Florida Today Flame Trench NASA expects to have enough money to continue flying the shuttle into February 2011, but has no plans to fly any missions beyond the three remaining, officials said today. Atlantis is next up, on track to launch May 14 on what is its last scheduled flight. Since Atlantis will later […]

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Endeavour now set to be final mission

April 27th, 2010

Source: Florida Today NASA has flip-flopped the final two shuttle missions, with Endeavour now expected to fly last, a 12-day flight that could bring the program to an end during the holiday season. Targeted for sometime in November, Endeavour’s mission leapfrogged Discovery’s planned September launch after scientists decided to modify a science instrument that had […]

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Space Agency for Mexico Okayed

April 23rd, 2010

It is official. Mexico’s congress green-lighted this week the creation of a “Mexican NASA”. The new agency is called AEXA (Agencia Espacial Mexicana). AEXA will specialize in the promotion, coordination and encouragement of all matters relating to the research, exploration and use of outer space, in the interest of preserving this knowledge as a heritage […]

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Robotic Space Plane Set for Liftoff

April 22nd, 2010

All appears on schedule for tonight’s maiden flight of the reusable X-37B space plane. This U.S. Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV, will be boosted into orbit atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas booster. Its mission is to demonstrate a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the U.S. Air Force. The objectives of […]

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Plan your travel now: Only three more space shuttle launches left

April 21st, 2010

Source: Orlando Sentinel Space shuttle Discovery landed today at Kennedy Space Center after a 15-day mission to the International Space Station. Now the real countdown begins and those wishing to see the last of the shuttle launches have only three shots left — one for each of the three remaining orbiters in the fleet. Next […]

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