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  • newTrump's NASA Infomercial - Not Bad - For A First Episode

    - 9 hours ago 27 Mar 17, 11:25pm -
  • newBurning Lots of Money Just to Recreate Apollo 8
    New report: NASA spends 72 cents of every SLS dollar on overhead costs, Ars Technica "... according to a new report published by the nonpartisan think tank Center for a New American Security, NASA has spent $19 billion on rockets,...
    - 13 hours ago 27 Mar 17, 7:06pm -
  • newNew Head of NASA Office of Communications Named
    Jen Rae Wang Appointed to Head NASA's Office of Communications "Jen Rae Wang has been selected by Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot as NASA's Associate Administrator for the Office of Communications. Wang joins NASA with more than a decade of exp…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Mar 17, 5:04pm -
  • Space Policy: No One Knows What Is Going On
    Keith's note: If you look at our calendar for the coming week you will see an unusual number of advisory meetings, policy briefings, seminars, etc. here in Washington, DC. Everyone will be talking about where they think space (e.g....
    - 1 day ago 27 Mar 17, 12:28am -
  • Confusing Message and Messenger at Planetary Society
    Keith's note: Here's the really creepy thing ... the Planetary Society's Twitter page says "Co-founded by Sagan. Led by Nye. Forward with you. We advocate for space, create our own missions and educate the world." Wait a minute. The...
    - 1 day ago 26 Mar 17, 11:51pm -
  • Elon Musk Will Help SWAT Team Lead By Trump's Son-in-Law
    Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas, Washington Post "President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy ... by harvesting ideas...
    - 1 day ago 26 Mar 17, 11:10pm -
  • There Is Another OSTP
    Obama's science diaspora prepares for a fight, Washington Post "Phil Larson, who focused on space exploration issues at OSTP under Obama for five years before leaving for SpaceX and now the University of Colorado, said the way Obama and Holdren...
    - 1 day ago 26 Mar 17, 9:19pm -
  • "Life" Is A Truly Stupid Movie
    "Fictional #NASA in #LifeMovie is run by a bunch of psychopaths & idiots" Spoilers - but movie spoils itself, so ...— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) March 26, 2017 Just saw @LifeMovie Pr…
    - 2 days ago 26 Mar 17, 6:38pm -
  • Chief of Staff Erik Noble Has Left NASA
    Keith's note: Erik Noble, a member of the Trump Beachhead team at NASA headquarters has departed NASA for a position at NOAA. Noble had been serving as Chief of Staff on the 9th floor. No word yet as to...
    - 3 days ago 24 Mar 17, 10:25pm -
  • Appreciating The Value Of The International Space Station
    Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already, Wired "Officially, Congress must make a decision on the ISS by 2024, when its funding expires. But beyond routine maintenance and the occasional orbital boost, the station needs no major repairs. "As it happens,...
    - 4 days ago 24 Mar 17, 2:44pm -
  • GAO to FAA: Insurance Calculations Need Fixing
    Commercial Space Launch Insurance: Weakness in FAA's Insurance Calculation May Expose the Federal Government to Excess Risk, GAO "Because FAA has not yet addressed the identified weakness in the cost-of- casualty amount used in its calculation, the f…
    - 4 days ago 24 Mar 17, 1:22am -
  • NASA FOIA Follies Continue
    NASA blocks FOIA request for potential White House 'media blackout' orders, Daily Dot "Users of a popular online service that helps the public acquire legal access to government records face new hurdles when petitioning NASA under the Freedom of Info…
    - 5 days ago 23 Mar 17, 6:14pm -
  • SSL Sues Orbital ATK Over Unauthorized Access of Data on NASA Server
    SSL sues rival Orbital ATK over theft of trade secrets: lawsuit Reuters "At least four confidential SSL documents were viewed and distributed by an Orbital ATK employee working at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, where the data is…
    - 5 days ago 23 Mar 17, 4:02pm -
  • Preview of Trump Funding for Astrobiology?
    Is this a good sign - or a bad sign - WRT increased funding for @astrobiology at @NASA ? #LPSC2017 #astrobiology— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) March 23, 2017 I hope we never find life on another planet because if we...
    - 5 days ago 23 Mar 17, 3:26pm -
  • NASA Valkyrie R5 Robot Will Compete - But Only Against Itself (Update)
    Northeastern puts NASA's Valkyrie space robots through its paces, TechCrunch (video) Keith's update: At one point in this video Valkyrie stumbles and requires the cables to catch her - unlike the Boston Dynamics robots that can do just about anything…
    - 5 days ago 23 Mar 17, 4:01am -

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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

King of Wings Hoodoo under the Milky Way
King of Wings Hoodoo under the Milky Way
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Black Hole Accreting with Jet
Black Hole Accreting with Jet
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Tardigrade in Moss
Tardigrade in Moss
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Ganymede s Shadow
Ganymede s Shadow
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The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy
The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy
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SH2-155: The Cave Nebula
SH2-155: The Cave Nebula
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