FY2013 Budget Briefing by NASA Science Mission Directorate Officials

FY2013 Budget Briefing by NASA Science Mission Directorate Officials

On February 13, 2012, NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) John Grunsfeld and other SMD officials answered questions from the media about SMD’s FY2013 budget request.   These SpacePolicyOnline.com notes from the teleconference were originally published on SpacePolicyOnline.com on February 16 under the title “NASA Science Officials:  News Not Entirely Bleak for Mars, PU-238 Restart Still Needed.”

FY2013 Budget Briefing by Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey Regarding Landsat

FY2013 Budget Briefing by Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey Regarding Landsat

On February 14, 2012, Marcia McNutt, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other USGS officials provided a briefing on the FY2013 budget request for USGS.  That request includes funding for the Landsat land remote sensing satellite system.   USGS operates the two existing Landsat satellites and will operate the next in the series, Landsat 8.  NASA built and will launch Landsat 8, which it calls the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM).   These SpacePolicyOnline.com notes from the USGS briefing were originally published on SpacePolicyOnline.com on February 14 under the title “USGS Director:   Landsat Has Many Fans, But Affordable Solution Needed for Future.”

FY2013 Budget Briefing by Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA AA for Human Exploration and Operations

FY2013 Budget Briefing by Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA AA for Human Exploration and Operations

On February 13, 2012, Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, answered questions from the media via teleconference on the budget request for his office. These SpacePolicyOnline.com meeting notes from that teleconference were originally published on SpacePolicyOnline.com under the title Gerstenmaier:  Soyuz Launch Date May Advance, INKSNA Waiver Needed, Beyond LEO Destination TBD.

The Obama National Space Policy One Year On: Meeting Notes from SpacePolicyOnline.com

The Obama National Space Policy One Year On: Meeting Notes from SpacePolicyOnline.com

On June 16, 2011, the Secure World Foundation held a seminar to discuss the progress of implementing President Obama’s National Space Policy one year after its release. SpacePolicyOnline.com’s meeting notes from the seminar are available by clicking here.

WIA Meeting on Future of Human Spaceflight, November 2010: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Meeting Summary

WIA Meeting on Future of Human Spaceflight, November 2010: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Meeting Summary

On November 18, 2010, Women in Aerospace (WIA) held a meeting about the future of human spaceflight in Washington, D.C. Read a SpacePolicyOnline.com summary of the meeting, entitled The Future of Human Spaceflight: Prospects, Programs and Educating the Pipeline.

IAA Heads of Space Agencies Summit, November 2010: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Meeting Summary

IAA Heads of Space Agencies Summit, November 2010: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Meeting Summary

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) held a summit for the heads of 28 space agencies from around the world on November 17, 2010. The heads of the agencies endorsed an IAA declaration calling for more international cooperation in space. Read a SpacePolicyOnline.com summary of the day-long meeting.

Rep. Alan Mollohan's Speech to the Space Transportation Association: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Meeting Summary

Rep. Alan Mollohan's Speech to the Space Transportation Association: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Meeting Summary

Rep. Alan Mollohan (D.-WV), outgoing chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Commerce-Justice-Science subcommittee, which funds NASA, spoke to the Space Transportation Association on November 18, 2010 about his views on NASA. Read a SpacePolicyOnline.com summary of the meeting.