Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) is in a tight primary race today. With anti-incumbent fervor shaping political races this year, Rep. Mollohan’s close to 30 years in the House may work against him rather than for him as would be typically true. He chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA. How a loss today would affect the congressional debate over NASA’s new plan for human spaceflight is unknown. Even if he wins today, he faces Republican opposition in November. His opponent today, state Senator Mike Oliverio, is quoted as saying that “Congress is broken” and “we need to clean House.” Stay tuned.
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CDSE member @MadeInSpace will launch its 5th manufacturing facility to the @Space_Station on @northropgrumman's CRS-14 mission, targeted for 9:38pm ET today. The facility will demonstrate the production of turbine parts in microgravity for use on Earth: http://ow.ly/82dd50BGRd4
NASA is headed back to the Moon as part of the #Artemis program, and the agency’s historic “worm” logo will be along for the ride on the first integrated mission of the @NASA_SLS rocket and @NASA_Orion spacecraft: http://ow.ly/Q6bT50BGCkz
After three years of intensive engineering work, our #CubeRover is now at @NASAKennedy for more testing! Check out the footage of CubeRover navigating terrain:
At an @nss panel on the space economy, CDSE member @MadeInSpace's Andrew Rush @RushSpace says he sees a low Earth orbit economy as an enabler of a sustained presence on the Moon. Says tech demonstrations now will allow progress in the future. Watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbsu4mOMr_4