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NASA’s future hinges on House as well as Senate, White House strategies

July 20th, 2010

The House Science and Technology Committee meets Thursday to do what the Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee did on July 15, consider a NASA authorization bill that attempts to settle differences between the White House and Congress over the future of human space exploration. The House panel made its 99 page bi-partisan draft bill […]

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We Can’t Let Them Down

July 6th, 2010

  The three U. S. astronauts aboard the International Space Station reflected on their mission Tuesday, expressing their hopes for the future of human exploration and their remorse over the sight of the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker spoke with KTRH radio of Houston […]

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International Space Station, Space Shuttle, NASA

Progress Makes Safe July 4th Space Station Docking

July 4th, 2010

A Russian Progress cargo capsule carried out a smooth July 4th docking with the International Space Station, overcoming difficulties two days earlier that prompted the re-supply spacecraft to sail past and out in front of the orbiting science laboratory. Sunday’s automated linkup occurred on time at 12:17 p.m., EDT, as the two spacecraft sailed 220 […]

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International Space Station, Space Shuttle, NASA

Final Shuttle Launches Moved to Early November, Late February

July 1st, 2010

  NASA on Thursday established new target  dates for the launchings of the final shuttle missions. The changes will move the program’s retirement into early 2011. The changes were made to accommodate work on the payloads of shuttles Discovery and Endeavour. Discovery’s lift off, earlier listed as mid-September and late October, is now targeted for […]

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Augustine Committee

Garver: NASA Listening to Faster Heavy Lift Proposal

June 23rd, 2010

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver expressed a  willingness Tuesday to work with Congress on the accelerated development of a heavy lift rocket as part of changes in the nation’s human exploration strategy proposed by President Obama. But she cautioned policymakers against strapping the agency with more than it can afford. Garver addressed a range of […]

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International Cooperation

Launch Dates for Last Two Shuttle Missions move to late October, late February

June 22nd, 2010

  NASA announced Tuesday a re-scheduling of the launch dates for its final two shuttle missions to accommodate payload preparations. Shuttle Discovery’s eight-day re-supply mission to the International Space Station, which had been scheduled for a Sept. 16 lift off, is moving to Oct. 29. Discovery will deliver Leonardo, an equipment storage compartment. Shuttle Endeavour’s […]

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