U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, convened a hearing on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The hearing was entitled “U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness.” Former NASA astronauts that testified were Walt Cunningham, Buzz Aldrin, Mike Massimino, joining leaders in space industry. The hearing was called to […]
The Coalition for Space Exploration Statement regarding the FY15 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations BillMay 30th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coalition for Space Exploration (Coalition) commends today’s timely action by the House of Representatives to provide NASA with critical additional funding needed for programs that are vital to our nation’s future, and for providing the means to keep our deep space exploration program on track. Through exploration and scientific discovery […]
The Coalition supports the President’s request of $17.7B for NASA in 2014, and is encouraged by the continued investment in Space as a driver of the U.S economy. However, the Coalition is concerned this budget request is contingent upon Congressional approval of an alternative sequestration proposed by the President, which if not adopted would reduce the proposed budget by nearly one billion dollars. In the event of further sequestration budget constraints, it remains unclear whether NASA would have enough funds to accomplish current programs, yet alone newly proposed initiatives.
As a public memorial is being readied in Washington, D.C. to honor the recent passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong, work is underway to protect the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon and make it a National Historic Landmark. A New Mexico State University NMSU professor has helped to draft congressional legislation to do so, […]
If you’re trying to avoid future collisions of satellites, something akin to a space traffic control system is likely in the offing. This year alone, dozens of spacecraft have been purposely jockeyed around to lessen the chance of running into trouble. Today it’s called the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Sharing Program, run by the U.S. […]
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Here at the 61st International Astronautical Congress, some 3,000 experts from around the world are discussing every facet of 21st century space activity. The theme of the gathering taking place September 27 – October 1 is “Space for human benefit and exploration” – clearly the tone of meeting too. On opening […]