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  • SpaceX Starship Fails A Tanking Test

    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 19, 12:55am -
  • NASA Gets Another Clean Financial Audit Opinion
    NASA Announces Ninth Consecutive Clean Financial Audit Opinion "The NASA Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) has led the way for an unmodified audit opinion on the agency's fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) financial statements. This represents NAS…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 19, 5:32pm -
  • NASA Announces Additional Commercial Moon Delivery Providers
    Keith's note: The announcement starts at 4:30 pm EST and will be carried live on NASA TV New Companies Join Growing Ranks of NASA Partners for Artemis Program "The selected companies are: Blue Origin, Kent, Washington Ceres Robotics, Palo...
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 19, 8:55pm -
  • More NASA Astrobiology News That Ignores NASA's Astrobiology Program
    Keith's 18 Nov note: Here we go again. This just appeared online at NASA. "NASA Scientists Confirm Water Vapor on Europa". Look how the article opens: "Forty years ago, a Voyager spacecraft snapped the first closeup images of Europa,...
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 19, 8:51pm -
  • Boeing Apparently Disagrees With NASA OIG Commercial Crew Report
    NASA OIG: NASA's Management of Crew Transportation to the International Space Station, NASA OIG "... the CCP's flight assumptions were flawed because they failed to take into consideration a normal flight cadence and the five Soyuz seats NASA planned…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 19, 4:11pm -
  • Mike Gold Joins NASA As Special Advisor
    Keith's note: Mike Gold from Maxar has been tapped be become a special advisory to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Gold will be providing advice to Bridenstine on a range of topics with a special focus on expanding commercialization in...
    - 6 days ago 16 Nov 19, 3:25pm -
  • Meanwhile At A NASA Center Far, Far Away ... (Update)
    Keith's note: @VP Pence retweeted this tweet and it has gone viral. Oops. Yesterday's speech by @VP Pence was delayed while @JimBridenstine taught Pence how to fly the new Millennium Falcon simulator at @NASAAmes #StarWars pic.twitter.com/u3fQ8eI…
    - 7 days ago 15 Nov 19, 9:20pm -
  • VP Pence Visited Ames Today
    Remarks by Vice President Pence to NASA's Ames Research Center Employees and Guests "And unlike in years past, under this President's leadership, I'm proud to report we not only have the will, we not only have the support of...
    - 7 days ago 14 Nov 19, 11:02pm -
  • OIG Predicts Commercial Crew Delay To Mid-2020
    NASA OIG: NASA's Management of Crew Transportation to the International Space Station "Boeing and SpaceX each face significant safety and technical challenges with parachutes, propulsion, and launch abort systems that need to be resolved prior to rec…
    - 8 days ago 14 Nov 19, 6:42pm -
  • Thursday's Stealth Astrobiology Event At Ames
    Keith's 13 Nov note: Last month the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) tweeted about their mailing list telling people to join. I tried to join only to find out that I was already a member. This list doesn't seem to...
    - 8 days ago 14 Nov 19, 6:39pm -
  • What The SLS Budget Could Have Bought
    Quick math. Assume $100 million for a @SpaceX Falcon Heavy. The $34 billion cost thus far of developing @NASA_SLS (which has not even flown) could have bought 340 Falcon Heavy rockets. The final $50 billion cost of SLS could have...
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 19, 8:52pm -
  • Hearing: Structuring a Moon-Mars Program for Success
    Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 2: Structuring a Moon-Mars Program for Success Rep. Johnson "Proponents of the Administration's crash program may argue that such a deadline will instill a sense of urgency and motivation into our space program. Howeve…
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 19, 7:36pm -
  • OIG Report On NASA Challenges
    NASA OIG: 2019 Report on NASA's Top Management and Performance Challenges Excerpts "Achieving the ambitious goals of landing humans on the Moon by 2024 and Mars in the 2030s will require strong, consistent, and sustained leadership by the President,…
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 19, 5:41pm -
  • Living Next Door To SETI
    NO SIGNAL: Growing Up in Green Bank, West Virginia, Observer (scroll down to page 36) "I grew up in Green Bank, West Virginia, at the center of the federally mandated National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ), where interference like cell phones,...
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 19, 5:10am -
  • Ultima Thule Is Now "Arrokoth"
    Keith's note: The new name is "Arrokoth" which means 'sky' in Powhatan. It is cool that the IAU named 2014 MU69 this way. Oddly the formal announcement was done in a windowless NASA room with no public visibility. They...
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 19, 6:20pm -

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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Orion Rising
Orion Rising
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Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant
Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant
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Arp 273: Battling Galaxies from Hubble
Arp 273: Battling Galaxies from Hubble
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Milky Way over Uruguayan Lighthouse
Milky Way over Uruguayan Lighthouse
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Passing Asteroid Arrokoth
Passing Asteroid Arrokoth
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Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud
Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud
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