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40 Years Later – U.S. Space Exploration Faces Another Gap

July 22nd, 2009

On July 20, people around the world celebrated an American triumph. The 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing recalls a period of curiosity, ingenuity and perseverance that captured the world’s imagination. I was in Houston interviewing with NASA for a spot in the astronaut corps in 1969 when Neil Armstrong took his first […]

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Coalition for Space Exploration supports full funding for NASA’s space exploration programs

June 16th, 2009

HOUSTON – As the U.S. House of Representatives debates the FY2010 national budget, the Coalition for Space Exploration recognizes that tough decisions have to be made. The Coalition supports full funding for NASA’s space exploration programs to ensure they remain on schedule. We thank Chairman Mollohan for his sustained support throughout his tenure as Commerce, […]

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Web site blog post in response to May 28 New York Times editorial By Fred Gregory

June 9th, 2009

I was disappointed to see a recent New York Times editorial (May 28, “Nominees for the Space Agency”) that questioned President Obama’s selection of Charles Bolden, Jr. and Lori Garver as NASA’s top leaders. Both Bolden, a former astronaut and retired Marine general, and Garver, a NASA policy specialist, have proven their abilities to lead. […]

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Every Day is Earth Day

June 3rd, 2009

Earthrise image available for download here: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1249.html In 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts caught their first glimpse of Earth rising over the barren surface of the moon. Their full-color photo of our home planet is serene, majestic and breathtakingly beautiful, and is the iconic image of the environmental movement. My 53 days spent working in […]

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Coalition for Space Exploration calls for definitive plan upon announcement of 2010 NASA budget

May 7th, 2009

HOUSTON – “The Coalition for Space Exploration is encouraged by the president’s $18.7 billion budget for NASA in fiscal year 2010. Yet, the uncertainty of NASA’s future direction, specifically in exploration, leaves many unanswered questions. Fundamental concerns linger regarding our ability to remain a leader as a space-faring nation and the resulting issues surrounding workforce […]

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