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  • newIs Democratic Opposition To Bridenstine Wavering?
    Interestingly only one Democrat spoke at all about Bridenstine and it was @SenBillNelson. 4 Republicans spoke out in support of Bridenstine.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) January 18, 2018 Looks like a lot of democrats did not bother to show up for..…
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  • newWhy Should One Senator Boss NASA Around?
    FYI during his 3rd term in the House @SenBillNelson overtly used his political office to force @NASA to fly him in space. If a lawyer with zero aerospace experience can use politics to become an astronaut then a fighter...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 6:01pm -
  • newBridenstine Nomination Version 2.0 (Update)
    Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Executive Session: Bridenstine Nomination "The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Hart 21…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 4:32pm -
  • Commercial Crew Hearing
    Hearing: Update on NASA Commercial Crew Systems Development "10 a.m. EST, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will hold a Subcommittee on Space hearing titled An Update on NASA Commercial Crew Systems Development. The purpose o…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jan 18, 3:34pm -
  • Remembering Columbia
    Keith Cowing's Devon Island Journal 20 July 2003: Arctic Memorials and Starship Yearnings "Our task was a somewhat solemn one. We were here to erect a memorial to Columbia astronaut Michael Anderson. Two memorials have already been erected by members…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • GAO: FAA Dropped The Ball On Launch Insurance
    GAO: Commercial Space Launch Insurance: FAA Needs to Fully Address Mandated Requirements "The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) report evaluating its maximum probable loss (MPL) methodology did not fully address the evaluation and consultation…
    - 2 days ago 16 Jan 18, 6:50pm -
  • Bridenstine Confirmation: Its Going To Be Close
    Rep. Bridenstine's Bid to Become NASA Head Stumbles Amid Partisan Brawl, Wall Street Journal (behind paywall) "Now, industry officials and some congressional supporters of Mr. Bridenstine see the math becoming more challenging, partly due to factors…
    - 2 days ago 16 Jan 18, 5:08pm -
  • Understanding The Health Risks Of Human Space Exploration
    Review of NASA's Evidence Reports on Human Health Risks 2017 Letter Report (2018), NAS "The evidence reports reviewed in this National Academies' report are part of a larger roadmap process developed and under implementation by NASA's Human Research…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 18, 1:23am -
  • Big Aerospace Mouthpiece Goes After SpaceX
    Before you read this blatant slam piece by @LexNextDC dumping on @SpaceX note that "The Lexington Institute receives funding from many of the nation's leading defense contractors, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and United Techno…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 18, 9:10pm -
  • ANYONE Can "Commune With the Cosmos", Neil Tyson
    You want to speak with a Spaniard, you learn Spanish. You want to frolic in France, you learn French. You want to commune with the cosmos, you learn Mathematics -- the language of the Universe.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January...
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 18, 7:28pm -
  • Zuma Non-Update Update
    Lost in space? Questions mount over fate of secret satellite as SpaceX pushes ahead, Washington Post "U.S. Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.), who said he received a "preliminary briefing," had two concerns about the possible loss of the satellite. "One…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 18, 5:50pm -
  • NASA's Quest for Human Spaceflight Popular Appeal
    NASA's Quest for Human Spaceflight Popular Appeal, Roger Lanius, Social Science Quarterly "Objective: Analyze NASA's efforts to "sell" both its mission and its successes from its origins in 1958 to the present. Methods: Use public opinion polling and…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 18, 8:42pm -
  • Bridenstine Confirmation Update
    Expecting the debate on Bridenstine's nomination to take place after the Senate deals with budget issues - probably in February.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) January 12, 2018...
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 18, 5:50pm -
  • Antarctic Lakes As Analogs For Mars
    Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Antarctic Status Report 12 January 2018: Heading To Syowa Station "The current plan is for me to fly to Novo tomorrow and the following day head to S17 by Basler (a converted DC-3 operated by ALCI and...
    - 7 days ago 12 Jan 18, 6:19am -
  • Possible Lunar Lava Tube Skylights
    Possible Lava Tube Skylights Discovered Near the North Pole of the Moon "The pits were identified through analysis of imaging data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). If water ice is present, these potential lava tube entrances or "skylig…
    - 7 days ago 12 Jan 18, 5:18am -

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Blue Comet in the Hyades
Blue Comet in the Hyades
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In the Valley of Orion
In the Valley of Orion
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An Elephant's Trunk in Cepheus
An Elephant's Trunk in Cepheus
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Rigel and the Witch Head Nebula
Rigel and the Witch Head Nebula
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Three Galaxies and a Comet
Three Galaxies and a Comet
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Launch and Landing
Launch and Landing
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