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  • CRS-10 Dragon completes homecoming to conclude successful ISS mission
    The latest SpaceX Dragon spacecraft concluded her mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Unberthing of the CRS-10 Dragon from the orbital outpost on Sunday began the critical...Related posts:Soyuz 2-1A caused Progress M-27M failure and…
    - 9 days ago 19 Mar 17, 9:12am -
  • ULA Delta IV successfully launches WGS-9
    United Launch Alliance’s first Delta IV launch of 2017 carried a Wideband Global Satcom spacecraft (WGS-9) into orbit Saturday. The lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station...Related posts:ULA Delta IV launches with WGS-6 satellite ULA De…
    - 10 days ago 18 Mar 17, 2:51pm -
  • Japanese H-IIA rocket launches latest IGS spy satellite
    Japan’s H-IIA rocket has lofted the next in a series of new-generation radar imaging satellite for the country’s military. The launch of latest IGS-5 spacecraft lifted off on...No related posts.
    - 12 days ago 16 Mar 17, 7:29pm -
  • Dextre praised for aiding ISS battery upgrade
    Dextre, Canada’s adventurous robot on the International Space Station (ISS), has – along with his team – been recognized by the Johnson Space Center (JSC) for the work...Related posts:Russian spacewalkers successfully complete science-orient…
    - 12 days ago 16 Mar 17, 6:01pm -
  • SpaceX launches expendable Falcon 9 with EchoStar 23
    SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has conducted its third flight of the year on Thursday, following a scrub due to high winds on Tuesday. The launch carried a commercial...Related posts:SpaceX, Air Force assess more landing pads, Dragon processing at LZ-…
    - 13 days ago 15 Mar 17, 6:56am -

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  • A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial space, and related topi…
    - 2 Sep 14, 3:24pm -
  • House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs. In…
    - 28 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced Wednesday that…
    - 28 Aug 14, 12:18am -
  • Air Force starts search for an RD-180 replacement
    Although the supply of Russian-built RD-180 engines that power the first stage of the Atlas V do not appear to be in the same level of jeopardy as feared earlier this year—United Launch Alliance took delivery of two of those engines last week—the…
    - 26 Aug 14, 4:12pm -
  • House gearing up for CR to last until December
    With no sign of progress on appropriations bills stalled in the Senate, the House is making plans to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that will keep the government running at least into December, a top House member said this week. In an inte…
    - 22 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • As China tests ASAT, US pushes multilateral space security efforts
    In a speech at a US Strategic Command symposium last week, a top State Department official made the case again for various multilateral efforts to improve space security, even as China appeared to perform another test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) wea…
    - 21 Aug 14, 2:58pm -
  • Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race
    Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D) in the November general election. One of those candidates is hoping that a last-minute endorsement from a famous former astronaut w…
    - 19 Aug 14, 3:21pm -
  • The curious case of a deleted Forbes.com commentary on SpaceX
    SpaceX is no stranger to both strong support and harsh criticism of its activities, particularly in political circles. Last month, for example, three members of the House of Representatives asked NASA for details on an “epidemic of anomalies” the…
    - 19 Aug 14, 2:19pm -
  • Improving SOFIA
    Although a final resolution may not come until late this year, when Congress finally approves a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill, it appears that NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program has survived its near-deat…
    - 14 Aug 14, 3:57pm -
  • Orion manager warns he’s “challenged” to make December 2017 launch
    In two separate public appearances last week, the manager of NASA’s Orion spacecraft warned that he is “challenged” to keep Orion on track for the first Space Launch System (SLS) mission in late 2017. Mark Geyer spoke at the Mars Society’s a…
    - 13 Aug 14, 3:13pm -

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  • newSunrise 2: A Second Look At The Sun
    Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Mar 28, 2017During its two flights in 2009 and 2013, the balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise experienced a unique view of our Sun: from a height of more than 35 kilometers and equipped with the largest solar telescope…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newAndromeda Galaxy's Bright X-ray Mystery Solved by NuSTAR
    Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 28, 2017The Milky Way's closest neighbor [of comparable size], [the] Andromeda [galaxy], features a dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity was mysterious until now. As reported in a new study, NASA's…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newWhere does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?
    Glasgow, Scotland (SPX) Mar 27, 2017An outstanding conundrum on what happens to the laser energy after beams are fired into plasma has been solved in newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde. The study discovered that the same for…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newNew portal to unveil the dark sector of the universe
    Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Mar 28, 2017Once upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days, together with visible particles, other particles to us hidden or dark might have formed. Billions of years later scientists ca…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newSBIRS satellite successfully transmitting first images
    Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Mar 27, 2017From its final orbit location 22,000 miles above the equator, the third Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite recently sent its first images back down to Earth, a milestone known as "fir…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newAstronomers find unexpected, dust-obscured star formation in distant galaxy
    Amherst MA (SPX) Mar 28, 2017Pushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Alexandra Pope and colleagues report that…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newAstronomers Observe Early Stages of Milky Way-like Galaxies
    Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Mar 28, 2017For decades, astronomers have found distant galaxies by detecting the characteristic way their gas absorbs light from a bright quasar in the background. But efforts to observe the light emitted by these same galaxie…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newGUSTO Explorer Will Study Churning Chaos in Milky Way
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 28, 2017NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars. This data will help scientists determine the life cycle of interstellar…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newHappy Wanderer? Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Its Own Orbital Record
    Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 27, 2017The US Air Force's super-secret Boeing X-37B mini space shuttle just broke its own orbital record of 674 days in space. The landing date for the apparatus remains undetermined. The X-37B robotic space plane's current m…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newGravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 28, 2017Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves. Though there have been several other suspe…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newRussia Hopes India to Join Initiative on Non-Deploying Weapons in Space
    New Delhi (XNA) Mar 27, 2017Russia hopes India will join the Russian initiative on non-deployment of weapons in outer space, Russian Foreign Ministry's Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department Director Mikhail Ulyanov said on Thursday. Ul…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newMilky Way-like galaxies in early universe embedded in 'super halos'
    Charlottesville VA (SPX) Mar 28, 2017By harnessing the extreme sensitivity of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies seen when the universe was only eight perce…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newScientists find out where laser energy goes when a beam is fired into plasma
    Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017 Researchers in Scotland have figured out what happens to laser energy when a beam is fired into plasma. Plasma is the most abundant form of matter in the universe. When it is fully ionized, and the positive and negat…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newAstronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf
    London, UK (SPX) Mar 28, 2017An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known. The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -
  • newGerman scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
    Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017 Researchers in Germany are trying to use a massive light array to generate clean energy. This week, the scientists switched on their Synlight experiment, a collection of 149 film projector spotlights on steroids. Tog…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Mar 17, 5:25am -

SpaceNews

CBS Space News

  • CBS News Space Page is Moving!
    By WILLIAM HARWOODCBS NewsEDITOR’S NOTE: We are in the process of moving stories on this page to the CBS News Sci-Tech page. This site will be taken down in the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience!
    - 30 Jul 15, 3:32am -
  • Cause of Russian Progress failure still TBD
    Four weeks after a Progress space station supply ship spun out of control in a launch mishap, Russian engineers have not yet revealed what might have gone wrong, casting a cloud of uncertainty over downstream flights of unpiloted cargo ships as well…
    - 28 May 15, 2:51am -
  • NASA selects instruments for Europa mission
    Taking a major step toward an eventual robotic mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, NASA has selected nine sophisticated instruments for a solar-powered spacecraft designed to find out whether the hidden realm could support life of some sort, agency o…
    - 26 May 15, 8:45pm -
  • SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth
    A SpaceX cargo capsule loaded with 3,100 pounds of research samples, no-longer-needed equipment and trash returned to Earth Thursday after a month-long stay at the International Space Station.
    - 21 May 15, 6:25pm -
  • X-37B spaceplane launched on secret mission
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket thundered away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, boosting an unpiloted military spaceplane into orbit for a secret mission.
    - 21 May 15, 2:13am -
  • Air Force set to launch spaceplane on mostly secret mission
    An Air Force X-37B spaceplane, a mini shuttle making the program's fourth flight, is poised for launch Wednesday on a mostly classified mission featuring an unusual hitchhiker: a small publicly-funded satellite built to test the feasibility of using…
    - 19 May 15, 5:35pm -
  • Brightman steps down from station flight
    Soprano and would-be space tourist Sarah Brightman, who was in training for a flight to the International Space Station this fall aboard a Russian Soyuz ferry craft, will not be chasing her dream aloft after all, the singer's website and Facebook pag…
    - 13 May 15, 7:45pm -
  • Russia delays upcoming ISS flights in wake of Progress failure
    Russia is delaying the return to Earth of three space station crew members by about a month in the wake of the April 18 failure of a Russian Progress supply ship. Launch of three fresh crew members also will be delayed, from May 26 to late July.
    - 12 May 15, 8:33pm -
  • SpaceX stages emergency escape system test
    Simulating a launch pad emergency, an unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule was blasted away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, shooting to an altitude of several thousand feet before arcing over for an offshore splashdown in a dramatic emergency escape system…
    - 6 May 15, 2:15pm -
  • SpaceX gears up for pad abort test
    SpaceX is readying an unmanned Dragon capsule for a simulated launch pad abort Wednesday, a short, high-speed flight to demonstrate an innovative rocket-powered escape system designed to quickly pull a crew to safety in the event of an impending boos…
    - 5 May 15, 4:24pm -
  • Messenger probe, out of gas, crashes into Mercury
    NASA's hardy Messenger spacecraft, out of fuel at the end of a remarkably successful 11-year mission, ended its life with a bang Thursday, smashing into the hellish surface of Mercury at some 8,750 miles per hour and blasting out a new crater in the…
    - 30 Apr 15, 9:01pm -
  • Blue Origin launches sub-orbital New Shepard test flight
    Blue Origin, a rocket engine and spacecraft development company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, carried out an unpiloted maiden test flight of the company's New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle Wednesday, the company revealed early Thursday.
    - 30 Apr 15, 7:19am -
  • New Horizons detects possible polar cap on Pluto
    New photos and animations of Pluto and its large moon Charon taken by the fast-approaching New Horizons probe are revealing distinct surface features for the first time, including a bright area that could be a snowy polar cap, mission managers said W…
    - 29 Apr 15, 9:30pm -
  • Russian abandon efforts to salvage wayward cargo ship
    Russian flight controllers have given up attempting to salvage a Progress cargo ship loaded with 3 tons of supplies and equipment intended for the International Space Station. Instead, the spacecraft likely will re-enter the atmosphere and burn up wi…
    - 29 Apr 15, 4:04pm -
  • Progress cargo ship spins out of control after launch
    A Russian Progress supply ship loaded with more than 3 tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station apparently spun out of control shortly after reaching orbit Tuesday, putting the resupply mission in jeopardy.
    - 28 Apr 15, 2:34pm -

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  • SpaceX, SES Ready for First Launch of "Flight Proven" Falcon 9
    A successful static fire test of a SpaceX Falcon 9 today sets the stage for the company's first launch of a reused Falcon 9 on Thursday.  The payload is the SES-10 communications satellite.  The Falcon 9's first stage previously launched a cargo r…
    - 1 day ago 27 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • What's Happening in Space Policy March 27-31, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of March 27-31, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.   The House and Senate will be in session.During the WeekBefore we get started on what's coming up, in case you missed it, yesterd…
    - 2 days ago 26 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • Trump Signs NASA Bill, Pence Says Space Council Imminent
    President Donald Trump signed the 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act into law today.  During an Oval Office signing ceremony, Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump will soon reactivate a White House National Space Council and has asked him…
    - 7 days ago 21 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • SpacePolicyOnline.com Posts Free Fact Sheets on NASA and NOAA FY2018 Budget Requests
    SpacePolicyOnline.com has posted new fact sheets on the FY2018 budget requests for NASA and for NOAA's satellite programs.   They can be downloaded for free from the left menu of our home page under "Our Fact Sheets and Reports."  The fact sheets…
    - 10 days ago 18 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • Trump Budget Request Kills ARM, Supports SLS/Orion and Public Private Partnerships
    The Trump Administration's FY2018 budget blueprint proposes $19.1 billion for NASA, less than a one percent cut according to a copy of the document posted by the Washington Post.   It is good news considering the draconian cuts proposed for many ot…
    - 12 days ago 16 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • JPSS and GOES Fare OK in Trump Budget Request, But Polar Follow On Uncertain
    The Trump Administration's FY2018 budget request for NOAA maintains support for the two major weather satellite programs, JPSS and GOES, but expects savings from the Polar Follow On program according to a copy of the document posted by the Washingto…
    - 12 days ago 16 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • Should Commercial Space Activities be Permissionless?
    Witnesses at a House subcommittee hearing last week debated how – and whether – the U.S. government should regulate commercial space activities to ensure compliance with the 1967 Outer Space Treaty while not stifling innovation.  No consensus e…
    - 14 days ago 14 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • What's Happening in Space Policy March 13-17, 2017 - UPDATE
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of March 13-17, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in session (the Senate for only the first half of the week).During the WeekAfter last week's meeting extr…
    - 16 days ago 12 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • Bridenstine Argues for FAA/AST Funding Increase, Gets Endorsement for NASA Administrator
    Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee today making the case for a funding increase for FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST).   He won praise from subcommittee members and one, who als…
    - 19 days ago 9 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • Lightfoot: NASA Budget Still in Formulation, "Confident" of Administration Support
    NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot told employees today that the NASA budget is still in the formulation phase and he remains "confident" in the Trump Administration's support for the agency.In a memo entitled "Update on Budget Process," L…
    - 21 days ago 7 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • House Passes NASA Transition Authorization Act
    The House passed the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 by voice vote this evening, clearing the measure for the President.  The bill sets policy for NASA and recommends funding for FY2017, but does not actually provide any money.The bill,…
    - 21 days ago 7 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • What's Happening in Space Policy March 6-10, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of March 6-10, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in session.During the WeekHang onto your hats!  It's going to be quite a week.  From two overlapping c…
    - 23 days ago 5 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • Washington Post: Trump Proposing 17 Percent Cut to NOAA
    The Washington Post is reporting that the Trump Administration is proposing a 17 percent cut to NOAA's budget for FY2018.  NOAA has a broad portfolio including building and operating the nation's civil weather satellites. The Post report does not s…
    - 24 days ago 4 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • Trump Invokes Dream of Footprints on Distant Worlds
    In his first speech to Congress, President Donald Trump mentioned the human spaceflight program, though with too little specificity to clarify what he has in mind for the U.S. space program.  Still, the fact that the space program was mentioned at…
    - 28 days ago 28 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • SpaceX Plans to Send Two People Around Moon in 2018
    SpaceX today announced plans to send two private citizens on a trip around the Moon next year.  The launch will use the company's Falcon Heavy rocket and Crew Dragon, neither of which has flown yet.SpaceX is under contract to NASA to develop Crew…
    - 29 days ago 27 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • House Vote on NASA Authorization Bill Delayed
    Despite the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 appearing on the list of legislation scheduled for consideration by the House today on the House Majority Leader's website, it was not, in fact, brought up for a vote.  The bill, S. 442, passed…
    - 29 days ago 27 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • NASA Buys Soyuz Seats from Boeing with Options Through 2019 if Commercial Crew Is Delayed
    NASA has purchased two seats with an option for three more on Russian Soyuz spacecraft through Boeing to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS).  One seat each in 2017 and 2018 will allow a fourth U.S.-sponsored astr…
    - 29 days ago 27 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Lesa Roe is NASA Acting Deputy Administrator, Erik Noble Acting Chief of Staff
    NASA has named Lesa Roe as Acting Deputy Administrator and Erik Noble as Acting Chief of Staff.  The information appears on NASA's website, but the agency made no public announcement about either appointment.  In addition, Lester Lyles has been na…
    - 30 days ago 26 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • What's Happening in Space Policy February 27-March 3, 2017 - UPDATE
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of February 27-March 3, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in session this week.During the WeekThe week starts off tomorrow (Monday) with two important vote…
    - 30 days ago 26 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • House To Vote on 2017 NASA Authorization Act Tomorrow - UPDATE
    The House is scheduled to vote on the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 tomorrow (Monday).  The bill, S. 442, passed the Senate on February 17.  [UPDATE, February 27:  The bill apparently has been pulled from consideration today.]The bil…
    - 30 days ago 26 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • NASA: No Preconceived Decision About Putting Crew on First SLS Launch
    Two top NASA human spaceflight officials explained today that the study they are conducting about whether it would be feasible to put a crew on the first flight of the new Space Launch System (SLS) is just that, a feasibility study.  It will lay ou…
    - 32 days ago 24 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • SpaceX's Dragon Arrives at ISS on Second Try, Russia's Progress Due Tomorrow
    SpaceX's CRS-10 Dragon spacecraft successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, a day late, but with none of the problems that arose in its first attempt yesterday.  Meanwhile, Russia's Progress MS-05 spacecraft is con…
    - 33 days ago 23 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Progress MS-05 Cargo Ship Successfully Launched to ISS While Dragon Closes In - UPDATE
    Russia successfully launched its Progress MS-05 cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) at 12:58 am ET this morning.  It is the first Progress launch since a December 1, 2016 failure.  Meanwhile, SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft,…
    - 34 days ago 22 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • House Hearing: NASA Needs Stability, Except for Adding Back Lunar Surface Missions
    At Thursday’s House hearing on NASA’s past, present, and future, one point of agreement was that NASA needs stability, sustainability, and priority setting.  Still, committee members and witnesses alike advocated for restoring human missions to…
    - 36 days ago 20 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • SpaceX Launches 10th Cargo Mission to ISS, Lands First Stage Back on Land
    The second time was the charm for Space X with the launch of its 10th operational cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) taking place on time at 9:39 am ET this morning.  The launch was scrubbed 13 seconds before liftoff yesterday,…
    - 37 days ago 19 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • What's Happening in Space Policy February 20-24, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of February 20-24, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in recess this week.During the WeekThe week begins with a Federal holiday on Monday, Presidents' Day -…
    - 37 days ago 19 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • SpaceX Scrubs CRS-10 Launch 13 Seconds Before Liftoff
    SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its 10th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) today just 13 seconds before liftoff.  Two technical problems cropped up with the Falcon 9 rocket during the final phas…
    - 38 days ago 18 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Shotwell to GAO: "The [heck] we won't fly before 2019"
    SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell reacted to GAO's report yesterday that commercial crew flights may slip from 2018 to 2019 by expressing utmost confidence in her company's schedule.  At a Kennedy Space Center (KSC) press conference today in…
    - 39 days ago 17 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Senate Passes 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act
    The Senate passed the 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act today.  The bill is very similar to one that passed the Senate in December as the 114th Congress was coming to an end. The House had completed its legislative business by then so could no…
    - 39 days ago 17 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Will SLS Be Named After Gene Cernan?
    Two House members introduced a resolution yesterday to name the first launch of NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) "Cernan 1" after Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon.  Cernan testified to Congress several times in recent years in favo…
    - 40 days ago 16 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • GAO Drops NOAA's GOES Weather Satellites from High-Risk List, but Adds DOD's
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued its biennial assessment of high-risk government programs yesterday.  The report addresses programs in all parts of the government, including civil and national security space programs.  NOAA's weat…
    - 40 days ago 16 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • NASA To Provide Commercial Crew Backup Plan by March 13 in Response to GAO
    NASA has agreed to develop a contingency plan for ensuring astronauts can travel to and from the International Space Station (ISS) in case the commercial crew systems under development by Boeing and SpaceX are further delayed.  The action comes in…
    - 40 days ago 16 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Committee Rosters for 115th Congress Fill Out - UPDATE
    Update, February 15:  At press time this morning, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's website listed Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) as the ranking member of its space subcommittee.  However, later this morning committee Democrats…
    - 41 days ago 15 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • NASA To Study Adding Crew to first SLS/Orion Mission While GAO Worries About Challenges of Flying Without a Crew
    Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot today announced that he has requested an internal NASA study of the feasibility of placing a crew on the first launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) and its Orion spacecraft.  Until now, the "program of…
    - 41 days ago 15 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • What's Happening in Space Policy February 13-18, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of February 13-18, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in session this week.During the WeekThe House Science, Space, and Technology (SS&T) Committee will hol…
    - 44 days ago 12 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • House Committee to Hold Hearing on NASA's Past, Present, and Future
    The House Science, Space, and Technology (SS&T) Committee will hold its first NASA hearing of the 115th Congress on February 16.  Two former astronauts (one of whom also is a former U.S. Senator), a former NASA chief scientist, and a former NASA ce…
    - 47 days ago 9 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • FAA Commercial Space Conference Takeaways From Bridenstine, Babin, Gerstenmaier, and Stern
    The 20th FAA Commercial Space Transportation conference in Washington, DC ended today.  Among the many interesting keynotes and panel discussions were presentations by Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) and Brian Babin (R-TX) and the head of NASA's huma…
    - 48 days ago 8 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Culberson Praises NASA's Earth Science Program, Calls NASA Strategic National Asset
    Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA and NOAA, praised NASA's earth science program today.  Many earth scientists are worried about what the Trump Administration's plans are for the program ba…
    - 49 days ago 7 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Wall Street Journal: Draft GAO Report Finds Problems with SpaceX Turbine Blades
    The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported today that a draft study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals problems with the turbine blades on SpaceX rockets that could impact safety and therefore the schedule for commercial crew launch…
    - 54 days ago 2 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • Constancy of Purpose at NASA a Top Priority of House Committee
    The House Science, Space, and Technology (SS&T) Committee laid out its top five priorities for the 115th Congress today.   Fifth on the list is "constancy of purpose within NASA."Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) said in a press release that an "active…
    - 55 days ago 1 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • NASA Remembers Fallen Astronauts
    NASA observed its annual Day of Remembrance today with a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.  Each year about this time, NASA honors astronauts who died in connection with spaceflights, particularly the Apollo 1, space shuttle Ch…
    - 56 days ago 31 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Smith, Babin Urge Passage of NASA Transition Authorization Act
    Two top Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology (SS&T) Committee are urging quick passage of the 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act.  As we reported yesterday, a new draft is circulating right now and could see action in the Sen…
    - 57 days ago 30 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • What's Happening in Space Policy January 30 - February 3, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of January 30 - February 3, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in session this week.During the WeekTuesday is NASA's official Day of Remembrance, honoring t…
    - 58 days ago 29 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Johnson Reintroduces Apollo 1 Memorial Legislation as NASA Honors the Crew
    Today is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire that killed thefirst Apollo crew -- Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) held special tributes to the Apollo 1crew yesterday and today as part of N…
    - 60 days ago 27 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Former NOAA Administrator, Astronaut Sullivan to Write Book on Satellite Servicing
    Former NOAA Administrator and NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan has been selected by the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) as the 2017 Charles A. Lindbergh Chair of Aerospace History.   She will spend her one year in that…
    - 61 days ago 26 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Ross Promises Support for NOAA Weather and Climate Research, Sharing Data With Public - UPDATE
    Secretary of Commerce-designate Wilbur Ross has assured Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) that he supports weather and climate research, monitoring and reporting at the Department of Commerce, of which NOAA is a part, and providing that data to the public. Ne…
    - 63 days ago 24 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Trump Picks Heather Wilson as Next Secretary of the Air Force
    The White House announced today that President Trump will nominate former Rep. Heather Wilson to serve as Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF).  Wilson represented the 1st district of New Mexico from 1998-2009 and currently is President of the South…
    - 64 days ago 23 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Mattis Confirmed as Secretary of Defense - UPDATE
    General James Mattis (USMC, Ret.) was confirmed by the Senate today as the new Secretary of Defense (SecDef).  The 98-1 vote took place just hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. [UPDATE:  Mattis was swo…
    - 67 days ago 20 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • NASA "Beachhead Team" Taking Shape, Lightfoot Optimistic About NASA's Future
    NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot, who will become Acting Administrator on Friday at noon, expressed optimism today about NASA's future under the incoming Trump Administration.  During a speech to the Maryland Space Business Roundtable,…
    - 70 days ago 17 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • McCain Proposes Dramatic Spending Boost for Defense, Including Space
    Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) has released a blueprint for a dramatic boost in defense spending.   His plan, Restoring American Power, calls for repealing the law that created sequestration and adding $430 bill…
    - 70 days ago 17 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Benjamin Friedman to be Acting NOAA Administrator
    Benjamin Friedman, NOAA's Deputy Under Secretary for Operations, will serve as Acting NOAA Administrator beginning on Friday at noon.  Administrator Kathy Sullivan is a presidential appointee and her tenure ends along with President Obama's when Do…
    - 71 days ago 16 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • What's Happening in Space Policy January 16-20, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of January 16-20, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.   The Senate will be in session most of the week; the House will be in session only on Friday.During the WeekThe workweek begins…
    - 72 days ago 15 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Bill Makes a Comeback
    The House passed a new iteration of the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act on January 9.  H.R. 353 is the latest version of legislation that passed the Senate in the closing days of the 114th Congress, but did not clear the House.  Th…
    - 72 days ago 15 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • SpaceX Successfully Returns to Flight with Iridium NEXT Launch
    SpaceX successfully returned its Falcon 9 rocket to flight status today, launching 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.   It also landed the Falcon 9 first stage on one of its autonomous spaceport drone shi…
    - 73 days ago 14 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • Chao Punts on Whether Commercial Space Should be Restored to DOT Secretary's Office
    During her confirmation hearing yesterday, Secretary of Transportation-designate Elaine Chao punted on a question from Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) about whether the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) should be restored to the Secretary's of…
    - 75 days ago 12 Jan 17, 5:00am -

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Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out Of Galactic Core
Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out Of Galactic Core
- 5 days ago 23 Mar 17, 5:00pm -
Hubble Discovery of Runaway Star Yields Clues to Breakup of Multiple-Star System
Hubble Discovery of Runaway Star Yields Clues to Breakup of Multiple-Star System
- 11 days ago 17 Mar 17, 5:00pm -
Hubble Dates Black Hole’s Last Big Meal
Hubble Dates Black Hole’s Last Big Meal
- 19 days ago 9 Mar 17, 6:00pm -
The 20th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's STIS Instrument
The 20th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's STIS Instrument
- 28 days ago 28 Feb 17, 6:00pm -
The Dawn of a New Era for Supernova 1987A
The Dawn of a New Era for Supernova 1987A
- 32 days ago 24 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
- 34 days ago 22 Feb 17, 6:00pm -

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Light From An Ultra-Cool Neighbor
Light From An Ultra-Cool Neighbor
- 17 days ago 10 Mar 17, 10:48pm -
NASA's Kepler Provides Another Peek At Ultra-cool Neighbor
NASA's Kepler Provides Another Peek At Ultra-cool Neighbor
- 20 days ago 8 Mar 17, 11:00am -
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
- 34 days ago 22 Feb 17, 6:00pm -
NASA Finds Planets of Red Dwarf Stars May Face Oxygen Loss in Habitable Zones
NASA Finds Planets of Red Dwarf Stars May Face Oxygen Loss in Habitable Zones
- 48 days ago 8 Feb 17, 1:27pm -
Microlensing Study Suggests Most Common Outer Planets Likely Neptune-mass
Microlensing Study Suggests Most Common Outer Planets Likely Neptune-mass
- 15 Dec 16, 6:30pm -
NASA Kepler Visionary Honored By American Association for the Advancement of Science
NASA Kepler Visionary Honored By American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 21 Nov 16, 3:59pm -

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  • newNASA Astronaut Jack Fischer Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission
    NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, who is making final preparations for an April 20 launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4.
    - 13 hours ago 27 Mar 17, 7:06pm -
  • newTiming a Space Laser With a NASA-style Stopwatch
    To time how long it takes a pulse of laser light to travel from space to Earth and back, you need a really good stopwatch. That kind of timer is exactly what engineers have built for ICESat-2, which will use laser beams to measure the heights of sea…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Mar 17, 5:00pm -
  • newWang 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 experience at the highest levels of state and federal government in…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Mar 17, 4:42pm -
  • newNASA Spacecraft Investigate Clues in Radiation Belts
    NASA's Van Allen Probes uncover new phenomena in our near-Earth environment with their unique double orbit. Recently, the spacecraft were in just the right place, at just the right time, to catch an event caused by the fallout of a geomagnetic storm…
    - 17 hours ago 27 Mar 17, 3:04pm -
  • newDark Spot and Jovian ‘Galaxy’
    This enhanced-color image of a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter seems to reveal a Jovian “galaxy” of swirling storms.
    - 20 hours ago 27 Mar 17, 12:15pm -

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