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House Republicans Back Space Leadership Preservation Act of 2012

September 20th, 2012

    The Space Leadership Preservation Act of 2012, legislation introduced in Washington on Thursday, would significanty change the way NASA is led and its programs managed in order to establish new stability and accountability, according to its six Republican sponsors from the U. S. House. The sponsorship team, three from Texas and one each […]

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NASA among Agencies Facing Spending Cuts from Sequestration

September 16th, 2012

  On Oct. 1, theU. S.government will enter the 2013 fiscal year without a budget — not so unusual in recent years as lawmakers attempt to deal with mounting deficits and pressures to increase spending. A likely Continuing Resolution, legislation that cleared the U. S. House on Thursday, promises to hold spending across the government […]

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Proposed Legislation Would Direct U. S. Return to the Moon

April 24th, 2011

A recently introduced House bill, the Reasserting American Leadership in Space Act, would require the United States to resume efforts to return human explorers to the moon, this time by 2022, and establish a “sustained presence.” The legislation, H. R. 1641, was introduced on April 15 by U. S. Rep. Bill Posey, of Florida, and […]

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Commercial Space

NASA IG briefs House Appropriators on Space Agency’s Top Concerns

February 10th, 2011

    NASA Inspector General Paul Martin underscored the urgency of addressing the uncertainty over the agency’s human spaceflight program in testimony presented Thursday to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science. The Appropriations Committee is scheduling dozens of hearings with federal inspectors general, each sworn to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse within […]

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Constellation Program

Congressional Investigators Side with NASA over 2010 Exploration Spending

July 27th, 2010

The investigative arm of Congress sided with NASA on Monday in a report sought by lawmakers over concerns the agency had slowed 2010 spending on the Constellation Program, while they reviewed White House plans to cancel the six-year-old, back-to-the-moon initiative. The General Accountability Office’s 13-page legal opinion made public on Monday was in response t […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Congressional Bill Calls for Commission on Planetary Defense

July 6th, 2010

  How best to thwart Earth-threatening objects is receiving increased attention in Washington, D.C. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Republican from California) has introduced a bill calling for the establishment of a United States Commission on Planetary Defense. Such a group would offer guidance, among a list of tasks, on neutralizing a Near Earth Object (NEO) that […]

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