Congressional Spending Plan Slashes CCDev Request by 52 Percent

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Lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a NASA budget that will provide $406 million to the Commercial Crew Development program, a 52 percent decrease from the $850 million requested by the Obama Administration. The amount exactly splits the difference between the $312 million the House proposed and the $500 million […]

More on NASA funding in the FY12 conference report

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Here’s the breakdown of the final conference report funding for NASA compared to the President’s original budget request (PBR) and the versions of the budget passed by the House Appropriations Committee (HAC) and Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC):

PBR HAC SAC Final Science $5,016.80 $4,504.00 $5,100.00 $5,090.00 Aeronautics $569.40 $569.93 $501.00 $569.90 […]

House hearing today on NASA’s planetary exploration plans

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The space subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee is holding a hearing today on “Exploring Mars and Beyond: What’s Next for U.S. Planetary Science?”. Appearing before the committee are Jim Green, the director of NASA’s planetary science division, and Steve Squyres, the chair of the most recent planetary […]

House-Senate agreement would give NASA $17.8 billion in 2012

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The House Appropriations Committee announced Monday night that House and Senate negotiators had reached agreement on a conference report on the so-called “minibus” appropriations bill that combines three separate bills, including the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) bill. The full conference report has not be published yet, but the committee did […]

OMB Cited as Obstacle to NASA-ESA Mars Cooperation

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Written by Marcia Smith

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 16:21

It is rare in Washington for critics of actions by individual government employees to name names in congressional hearings, but today was an exception.  At a House subcommittee hearing on the future of NASA’s planetary science program, Cornell University’s Steve […]

Group Letter To Congress and the Obama Administration Regarding NASA’s Commercial Crew Program

8 November 2011

Dear Members of Congress and the Administration:

We, the undersigned space leaders, are strong supporters of human spaceflight. Among us are former NASA astronauts, executives, and advisors, CEOs and directors of firms large and small, space scientists, space journalists, and others.

We write today to urge you to expedite plans to use […]

House Hearing NASA Human Spaceflight Past, Present, and Future: Where Do We Go From Here?

Category: Government

Event Format: Hearing

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011

Location: Washington, DC 20515, US

Witnesses

– Mr. Neil A. Armstrong, Commander, Apollo 11

– Captain Eugene A. Cernan USN (ret.), Commander, Apollo 17

– Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Eminent Scholar and Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville

– Maria Zuber, […]

Full Committee Hearing- NASA Human Spaceflight – House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

2318 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 | 09/22/2011 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

NASA Human Spaceflight Past, Present, and Future: Where Do We Go From Here? Witnesses

Mr. Neil A. Armstrong, Commander, Apollo 11

Captain Eugene A. Cernan USN (ret.), Commander, Apollo 17

Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Eminent Scholar and Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace […]