NRC Tells Government It Needs to Restart Plutonium Production for NASA Space Missions Immediately

NRC Tells Government It Needs to Restart Plutonium Production for NASA Space Missions Immediately

The National Research Council’s Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board have told NASA and the Department of Energy that it is imperative that production of plutonium-238 be restarted immediately if NASA’s plans for future space missions are to be met. NASA uses Pu-238 fueled devices to power spacecraft that travel too far …

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Augustine to Lead Independent Assessment of Options for Future Human Space Flight

Augustine to Lead Independent Assessment of Options for Future Human Space Flight

Norman Augustine (Lockheed Martin, ret.) will lead the White House-ordered independent assessment of options for the future of the U.S. human space flight program. NASA has scheduled a teleconference for May 8, 2009 at 11:30 am with Mr. Augustine to discuss the assessment. Audio will be available on NASA’s website at http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio. Acting NASA Administrator …

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Chris Scolese and Other NASA Officials to Brief NRC Space Boards on FY2010 Budget Request

Chris Scolese and Other NASA Officials to Brief NRC Space Boards on FY2010 Budget Request

The NRC’s Space Studies Board (SSB) and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) will receive briefings from NASA and other administration and congressional officials on NASA’s FY2010 budget request May 12-14, 2009. The briefings are open to the public and will be held in the Meridian Room at the One Washington Circle hotel, Washington DC. …

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George Nield to Brief NRC's Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board on FAA/AST FY2010 Budget Request

George Nield to Brief NRC's Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board on FAA/AST FY2010 Budget Request

George Nield, FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation will brief the NRC’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board on his office’s FY2010 budget request on May 12 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. The briefing is open to the public and will be held in the Meridian Room of the One Washington Circle hotel in …

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Mary Kicza to Brief Space Studies Board on NOAA/NESDIS FY2010 Budget Request

Mary Kicza to Brief Space Studies Board on NOAA/NESDIS FY2010 Budget Request

Mary Kicza, NOAA’s Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services (NESDIS), will brief the NRC’s Space Studies Board on the NOAA/NESDIS FY2010 budget request on May 14, 2009 from 10:15-11:15 am. The briefing is open to the public and will be held in the Meridian Room of the One Washington Circle hotel, Washington, D.C. For …

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Obama Administration Orders Independent Review of NASA's Human Space Flight Activities

Obama Administration Orders Independent Review of NASA's Human Space Flight Activities

President Obama released the details of his FY2010 budget request today, May 7. Together with the budget details, he directed an independent assessment of alternatives for NASA’s human space flight activities after the space shuttle is retired. In a statement, Acting NASA Administrator Christopher Scolese said: “Along with the budget release, the White House also …

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NASA FY2010 Budget Briefing May 7 2:30 pm

NASA FY2010 Budget Briefing May 7 2:30 pm

NASA Acting Administrator Christopher Scolese will hold a press briefing on NASA’s detailed FY2010 budget request on May 7, 2009 at 2:30 pm. It will be held in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW, Washington, DC. To watch the event on the Web, go to http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

"Launching a New Mission: Michael Griffin and NASA's Return to the Moon" by W. Henry Lambright

"Launching a New Mission: Michael Griffin and NASA's Return to the Moon" by W. Henry Lambright

“Launching a New Mission: Michael Griffin and NASA’s Return to the Moon” by Syracuse University’s W. Henry Lambright assesses Mike Griffin’s years as NASA Administrator from a public administration perspective. View PDF This is the third in series of studies about the management styles of NASA Administrators. “He won some battles and lost others. … …

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GPS Hearing on May 7 Will Have Witnesses from GAO, Air Force, DOD, DOT, Onstar, and U.S. GPS Council

GPS Hearing on May 7 Will Have Witnesses from GAO, Air Force, DOD, DOT, Onstar, and U.S. GPS Council

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs has announced its witnesses for the May 7 hearing: “GPS: Can We Avoid a Gap in Service?” Cristina Chaplain, GAO Maj. Gen. William McCasland, director of space acquisition, Office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force Steve Huybrechts, Office of the …

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Memorial Service for Eilene M. Galloway to be Held June 6, Washington DC

Memorial Service for Eilene M. Galloway to be Held June 6, Washington DC

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Eilene M. Galloway will be held June 6, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Condolences may be sent to: Jonathan Galloway4612 29th Place, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20008