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  • newGeorge Abbey: Time To Reconsider The Need For SLS
    NASA's Space Launch System, George W.S. Abbey, Baker Institute for Public Policy "In view of the current availability of a significant number of commercial launch vehicles with proven payload capabilities, as well as the industry's progress in provid…
    - 4 hours ago 3 Mar 21, 1:42pm -
  • newConfusing Mask Situation At JSC And Stennis?
    Gov. Greg Abbott says it is now time to open Texas 100%, end statewide mask mandate, Dallas Morning News "Texans will no longer be required to wear a face mask in public and all businesses can open at full capacity...
    - 16 hours ago 3 Mar 21, 2:14am -
  • newBiden And Harris Dig Space - So Far
    The Biden administration has set out to dismantle Trump's legacy, except in one area: Space, Washington Post "Though many in the space community thought the Trump administration's goal to land astronauts on the moon by 2024 was impossible and politic…
    - 16 hours ago 3 Mar 21, 2:00am -
  • newNASA's Web Presence is An Amazing Mess
    Keith's note: Websites are a thing that people have been doing for a quarter of a century. Despite all of the fancy graphics and tricks there are some basic things a good website should do. NASA has lots of...
    - 16 hours ago 3 Mar 21, 1:50am -
  • Yet Another OpEd On What We Can't Do In Space
    Opinion: The U.S. put a man on the moon. But it might be harder to do the same on Mars.Mitch Daniels, Washington Post "If and when humankind reaches that next frontier, though, there are reasons to doubt that it will...
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 21, 4:01pm -
  • VP Harris Gives Astronaut Glover A Call
    Vice President Kamala Harris Calls NASA Astronaut Victor Glover "In celebration of Black History Month, NASA astronaut Victor Glover welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris to the International Space Station for avirtual chat. In the video recorded Feb…
    - 4 days ago 27 Feb 21, 9:45pm -
  • Yet Another Mars Rover Shout Out From President Biden
    @POTUS #JoeBiden in Houston "We just landed a rover on #Mars. Everyone has been down on America. We can do anything!" #CountdownToMars #NASA— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) February 26, 2021 Excerpt from full text of comment…
    - 5 days ago 26 Feb 21, 11:04pm -
  • What Actual Taxpayers Think About Space Priorities (In One Poll)
    Nearly Half the Public Wants the U.S. to Maintain Its Space Dominance. Appetite for Space Exploration Is a Different Story, Morning Consult "Making space exploration a priority though, even during a pandemic, could bode well for Americans' morale, Lo…
    - 5 days ago 26 Feb 21, 4:17pm -
  • Big Aerospace's Chief Apologist
    Scrap the Space Launch System, Bloomberg "Perhaps predictably, the program has been plagued with problems from the start. A report last year from NASA's inspector general warned of "rising costs and delays," "shortcomings in quality control," "challe…
    - 8 days ago 23 Feb 21, 11:14pm -
  • Congress Inquires About NASA/Russia Soyuz Deals
    Letter From House Science Committee Republicans To NASA On Soyuz Flights "NASA's recent solicitation for "International Space Station Seat Exchange," indicated that "NASA has no remaining crew seats on Soyuz." At the January 2018 Committee hearing, t…
    - 8 days ago 23 Feb 21, 8:49pm -
  • 2021 Bill Nelson Wants To Be NASA Administrator - 2017 Bill Nelson Says He's Not Qualified
    Keith's note: Rumors are starting to bubble up. Bill Nelson wants you to know that he really, really wants to be the next NASA Administrator. There is one small problem however: according to his own previously established criteria for...
    - 8 days ago 23 Feb 21, 6:18pm -
  • NASAWatch on BBC: More Perseverance Images From Mars
    Keith Cowing · BBC Interview With NASAWatch: New Images From Mars...
    - 9 days ago 23 Feb 21, 2:00am -
  • Amazing Mars Imagery - And Sounds - Released
    Your front-row seat to my Mars landing is here. Watch how we did it.#CountdownToMars— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 22, 2021 More sounds of Mars:— NASA'…
    - 9 days ago 22 Feb 21, 7:52pm -
  • Biden Continues To Praise Perseverance
    NASA Mars Perseverance Excerpt: Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference "I know we can do this. We've done it before. Just yesterday -- after a seven-month, 300-million mile journey -- NASA successfully landed the Pe…
    - 11 days ago 20 Feb 21, 3:11pm -
  • More Insight Into Biden's Space Agenda
    Space exploration more about collaboration than competition, says Nasa's Dr Bhavya Lal, Times of India "Congratulations on your new appointment. What do you see as the major challenges for Nasa and its leadership over the next 10 years? Climate chang…
    - 13 days ago 19 Feb 21, 2:50am -


NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Stars over an Erupting Volcano
Stars over an Erupting Volcano
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Ingenuity: A Mini Helicopter Now on Mars
Ingenuity: A Mini Helicopter Now on Mars
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The Pelican Nebula in Red and Blue
The Pelican Nebula in Red and Blue
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The Aurora Tree
The Aurora Tree
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Perseverance Landing Site from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Perseverance Landing Site from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Mars Perseverance Sol 3
Mars Perseverance Sol 3
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