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Coalition for Space Exploration Statement on the NASA Authorization Bill

April 29th, 2015

Coalition for Space Exploration Statement on the NASA Authorization Bill   WASHINGTON, D.C. – We appreciate the House Science, Space and Technology Committee in advancing an update to the 2010 NASA Authorization Act this session.   This bill reaffirms longstanding congressional support for NASA’s Exploration Program, including the world’s only super heavy exploration rocket, the […]

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Statement on CJS Appropriations Bill

April 29th, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coalition for Space Exploration is grateful for the strong bipartisan leadership demonstrated by Chairman Shelby and Vice-Chairwoman Mikulski in support of our nation’s space exploration program in the FY 2016 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill advanced by the committee today.

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NASA’s Red Planet Patrol: A Status Check

December 28th, 2013

Mars is a busy place! NASA’s Curiosity rover, the most technologically advanced rover ever built, landed in Mars’ Gale Crater the evening of Aug. 5, 2012 Pacific Daylight Time using a series of complicated landing maneuvers never before attempted. Curiosity has been busy assessing ancient habitable environments and major changes in Martian environmental conditions. During […]

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Coalition for Space Exploration Welcomes New Ideas in NASA Budget Proposal

April 10th, 2013

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.

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NASA: On the BEAM – New Add-on for Space Station

January 16th, 2013

NASA formally announced today a newly planned addition to the International Space Station – the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). The partnership to attach BEAM to the ISS involves the space agency and the private company, Bigelow Aerospace of North Las Vegas, Nevada – made possible by a $17.8 million contract to test expandable space […]

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