What’s a Markup? Answers to That and Other Legislative Mysteries. A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

What’s a Markup? Answers to That and Other Legislative Mysteries. A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Note:  A newer version of this SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet is available dated January 3, 2015, but we are keeping the link to this older version for historical purposes.

Ever wonder what a congressional “markup” is and why you should be interested when one is being held? Our new fact sheet, “What’s a Markup?: Answers to That and Other Legislative Mysteries ,” is an easy to read introduction to the lexicon of Congress and the making of legislation. It offers a general overview of the typical path that legislation follows, but is not a comprehensive guide. The Senate and the House of Representatives have links on their home pages to scholarly reports on how our laws are made for those who require a detailed understanding. Ours is for those who just need the basics. A fresh coat of paint was put on this fact sheet in February 2011.

NASA’s Project Constellation and the Future of Human Spaceflight: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s Project Constellation and the Future of Human Spaceflight: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s Project Constellation and the Future of Human Spaceflight (Historical Information) is a SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that provides historical information on NASA’s Constellation program created under the George W. Bush administration and cancelled by President Barack Obama. This final update was written on May 24, 2011.

NASA’s Project Constellation (Historical): A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s Project Constellation (Historical): A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s Project Constellation is a historical SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet about NASA’s program to design and develop spacecraft and launch vehicles to return humans to the Moon by 2020 and someday send them to Mars. President Obama proposed cancelling Constellation in his FY2011 budget request. This fact sheet was updated through October 11, 2010. For current information, see its replacement: NASA’s Project Constellation and the Future of Human Spaceflight: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet .

Box Score of 2010 Space Launches: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Box Score of 2010 Space Launches: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Box Score of 2010 Space Launches is a one-page fact sheet providing statistical data on the number of space launches — successes and failures — that put satellites into orbit during 2010. Launch totals are provided for the United States, Russia, Europe, China, Japan, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, and South Korea. It is dated January 2, 2011.

Box Score of 2009 Space Launches: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Box Score of 2009 Space Launches: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Box Score of 2009 Space Launches is a one-page fact sheet providing statistical data on the number of space launches — successes and failures — that put satellites into orbit during 2009. Launch totals are provided for the United States, Russia, Europe, China, Japan, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, and South Korea. It is dated January 1, 2010.

NASA’s Lunar Robotic Spacecraft, LRO and LCROSS: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s Lunar Robotic Spacecraft, LRO and LCROSS: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS ) is a SpacePolicyOnline.com 1-pager that describes these two NASA lunar spacecraft missions. The fact sheet is authored by Laura M. Delgado and was updated on October 27, 2010.

Augustine Committee Report: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

Augustine Committee Report: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet

The Augustine Committee Report — Review of Human Space Flight Plans is a SpacePolicyOnline.com 1-pager, concisely summarizing the committee’s report and its context. The fact sheet is authored by SpacePolicyOnline.com’s Laura M. Delgado and was most recently updated on October 11, 2010.