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EDITORIAL: Losing it in space–Obama’s NASA plan is a downer

April 14th, 2010

Source: The Washington Times Pity poor NASA. Rather than reaching toward the stars, America’s premier scientific organization has settled its sights on studying shrimp schools beneath the Antarctic ice cap and sticky accelerators on Toyotas. Such is the scope of hope and change in President Obama’s universe. In his 2011 budget, the president zeroed out […]

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NASA

President Obama’s Space Plan: New Fact Sheets Outline Strategy

April 14th, 2010

President Obama’s Space Plan: New Fact Sheets Outline Strategy On Thursday, April 15, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the President will outline a bold strategy for human spaceflight. That strategy increases the NASA budget by $6 billion over the next five years. President Obama’s plan represents, what the White House calls, an ambitious […]

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NASA

Apollo 11 Lunar Site: A Giant Leap for Historic Preservation

April 14th, 2010

New Mexico has designated the Apollo 11 moon landing site as “cultural property” – a decision to officially assign the artifacts left behind at Tranquility Base in the official registry of the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties. The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division announced the decision today by the Cultural Properties Review Committee that […]

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NASA

NASA Chief Spotlights Vibrant Space Exploration Enterprise

April 13th, 2010

  NASA chief Charles Bolden painted an upbeat picture of where his space agency is headed.  Bolden was the opening speaker at the National Space Symposium today, asking the packed auditorium here, as well as those at NASA itself, to “sit back and take a deep breath” concerning the space exploration enterprise. Given President Obama’s […]

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Board of Advisors

Bob Crippen

April 13th, 2010

A former astronaut who served as pilot of first space shuttle mission (STS-1), Bob was also the commander of three other space shuttle missions (STS-7, STS-41C, STS-41G). He was former director of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and former President of Thiokol Propulsion.

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Education

Rough rides, valuable lessons for students

April 12th, 2010

Source: The Huntsville Times By Steve Campbell Times Staff Writer steve.campbell@htimes.com 17th Moon Buggy Race draws local, world competitors The races started with fist bumps, concentration, and even hoots and hollers reminiscent of a pre-game pep rally. But after 17 tailbone-bruising obstacles, many contestants in Friday’s NASA Great Moon Buggy Race had flat tires and […]

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