Will GOP Takeover of the House Impact NASA?

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart on America’s future in space

Will GOP Takeover of the House Impact NASA?

Space Partnership Int’l to Develop Unique Insurance Products For Nasa’s Commercial Crew Initiative

Space Partnership International (“SPI”) has announced that it is offering a suite of space insurance products to support NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (“CCDev”) Initiative, the initiative, which includes manned vehicles for space transportation to and from the International Space Station (“ISS”) is designed to usher in a new era of commercial services in low earth […]

Election Brings New Leadership to NASA Oversight Committees

By Amy Klamper, Spacenews

WASHINGTON — The Nov. 2 elections that will put Republicans in charge of the U.S. House of Representatives in January likely means that two vocal critics of U.S. President Barack Obama’s new direction for NASA will assume leadership of committees that oversee the space agency.

Riding a wave of voter unhappiness […]

Four goals and three suggestions for NASA’s human spaceflight program

Dr. George F. Sowers

In a luncheon speech Wednesday during the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight in Las Cruces, New Mexico, George Sowers, vice president for business development at United Launch Alliance, discussed what he said could be considered a “logical” approach for the near-term future of NASA’s human spaceflight program. “Once we […]

Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo completes 2nd glide flight

More handling and stability evaluations were performed this time around By Leonard David updated 10/29/2010 5:12:30 PM ET

November 1st, 2010 | Category: Future Space, Virgin Galactic | Leave a comment

NASA seeks proposals on low-Earth orbit ferry

Monday, November 1, 2010

NASA is seeking proposals to continue development of rockets, spacecraft and other systems that might ferry astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit, forming the basis for a commercial industry. The agency said it hopes to have $200 million to spend on the development effort, pending approval by Congress. The deadline for […]

Suddenly, Lots of Talk About One-Way Missions to Space

Mars: Home, Sweet Home? (Credit: NASA)

Posted by CBSNews.com staff

Suddenly, the idea of sending humans on one-way flights to colonize other planets is getting a public airing.

Just last weekend, NASA Ames Director Simon “Pete” Worden was quoted as saying that NASA has “just started a project with DARPA” called the Hundred Year […]

Can NASA Save a Struggling America?

A-3 Test Stand Construction at Stennis Space Center

This special guest post comes to us from Rebecca D. Costa, author of The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction (more on Rebecca in the bio at the bottom).

If we took a moment to rank every government agency in the United States on […]

Sea Launch Exits Bankruptcy Under Russian Ownership

PARIS (10/28/10) By Peter B. de Selding — Commercial launch-services provider Sea Launch formally exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Oct. 27 and on the same day received a cash investment of about $55 million from its new Russian owners, Sea Launch President Kjell Karlsen said Oct. 28. A second payment, for approximately the same amount, is […]