NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden told the Senate Commerce Committee today that he will do “everything in my power” to ensure that the commercial launch companies at the heart of President Obama’s new plan for NASA succeed. The magnitude of that commitment was the source of some contention at the hearing.
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#DYK: @NASAPersevere is one of a few Mars spacecraft carrying laser retroreflectors, which could one day enable scientists conducting laser-ranging research to test Einstein's theory of general relativity, & make landings on the Red Planet more precise. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasas-new-mars-rover-is-ready-for-space-lasers
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Join us Sept. 29 at 1pm ET for a new “Ask an Astrobiologist” episode featuring Dr. Ravi Kopparapu from @NASAGoddard. Tag your questions with #AskAstrobio! https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/
On Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 10am ET, the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on @NASA missions and programs, including the Artemis initiative. Witness: NASA Administrator @JimBridenstine. Watch live: https://www.commerce.senate.gov/2020/9/nasa-missions-and-programs-update-and-future-plans
❗ LAUNCH UPDATE ❗ The cargo resupply mission carrying the #Cygnus spacecraft to the @Space_Station has been delayed to no earlier than Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9:38 p.m. EDT, due to poor weather conditions Tuesday and Wednesday.