Policy Instability Biggest Obstacle to NASA?s Exploration Program

Witnesses at today’s hearing by the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics argued that the biggest obstacle to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) human space exploration program is policy instability. The relative priority given to either commercial- or government-developed and operated options to transition from the Space Shuttle […]

Policy Instability Biggest Obstacle to NASA?s Exploration Program

Witnesses at today’s hearing by the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics argued that the biggest obstacle to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) human space exploration program is policy instability. The relative priority given to either commercial- or government-developed and operated options to transition from the Space Shuttle […]

NASA Announces 2011 Carl Sagan Fellows

NASA has selected five potential discoverers as the recipients of the 2011 Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships, named after the late astronomer. The Carl Sagan Fellowship takes a theme-based approach, in which fellows will focus on compelling scientific questions, such as “Are there Earth-like planets orbiting other stars?” Sagan once said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting […]

NASA’s Messenger Spacecraft Brings Mercury Into Focus

NASA showed off some of the first pictures taken by its Mercury Messenger spacecraft.

Rock NASA’s Vote: Polls Open for Space Shuttle Song Contest

NASA wants your vote for space shuttle wakeup songs. The space agency is once again inviting the public to get involved in the long tradition of rousing astronauts on space shuttle missions with specially chosen songs.

NASA network holes may jeopardize missions

Lax security makes NASA computer network for missions vulnerable to attacks that would have “catastrophic effect,” according to the Office of Inspector General.