Soyuz launches to ISS

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new International Space Station crew members lifted off Monday night…

Endeavour launch postponed 10 days

NASA has delayed the launch of the shuttle Endeavour by 10 days in order to…

Soyuz docks with ISS

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new crew members docked with the International Space Station on…

SpaceX announces Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX announced Tuesday plans to build a rocket more powerful than any other launch vehicle…

NASA telescopes observing unusual GRB

Several NASA telescopes are working in tandem to observe a gama-ray burst (GRB) that…

Congress to NASA: follow the authorization act

At a Women in Aerospace panel event last week, several Congressional staffers had a clear message for NASA: they have little interest in renegotiating, or simply ignoring, provisions of the NASA Authorization Act the Congress passed last year. “This isn’t a negotiation,” said one participant of the panel, held under the Chatham House Rule of […]

Senate NASA appropriations hearing postponed

Thursday’s scheduled hearing by the Commerce, Justice, and Science subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on the NASA budget, scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed, according to the committee’s calendar. NASA administrator Charles Bolden was scheduled to testify. The hearing has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 5th, at 10:30 am. No reason for the postponement […]

Posey: direct NASA towards human spaceflight

Yesterday the House Budget Committee took testimony from fellow members of the House on various issues as it prepares work on a budget resolution for fiscal year 2012. That included a statement from Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), who spoke out on the need to fully fund NASA’s human spaceflight programs, cranking up the rhetoric in […]

Briefly: heavy-lift debate update, silly season, Gordon’s new job

Space News has some updates on the latest perspectives on heavy-lift development. In one, administration officials are “pushing back” on development of the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket included in last year’s authorization act. OSTP director John Holdren told Space News said that delays in getting a final FY11 budget mean that it would […]

American students speak; European policy developments

On Thursday the organization Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) released a letter to the White House and Congress signed by 280 of its members from universities across the US, voicing its opinion on space policy. The students offer various recommendations in the letter, most of which are related to supporting commercial […]