House Appropriations CJS Subcommittee Markup June 4; Full Committee Markup June 9

House Appropriations CJS Subcommittee Markup June 4; Full Committee Markup June 9

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) marked up the FY2010 CJS bill on the morning of June 4 (the time was incorrectly listed as 9:00 pm on the subcommittee’s website). The bill includes NASA, NOAA and NSF. Full committee markup is scheduled for June 9. According to Congress Daily (subscription required), the …

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House S&T Committee to hold NPOESS hearing on June 17

House S&T Committee to hold NPOESS hearing on June 17

The Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee is planning a hearing on the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) program for June 17, 2009. Further details are TBD. Note: Dates, times, and witnesses for congressional hearings are subject to change. Check the committee’s website for updated information.

Reminder: Eilene Galloway Public Memorial Service, June 6, 10:00-12:00, Cosmos Club, Washington DC

Reminder: Eilene Galloway Public Memorial Service, June 6, 10:00-12:00, Cosmos Club, Washington DC

The public memorial service for Eilene M. Galloway will be held this Saturday,June 6, from 10:00-12:00 at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Directions and parking information are available here. Please note that traffic may be difficult because of construction on two of the bridges connecting Virginia and Washington (14th Street Bridge …

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Marcia Smith’s Presentation to the "Aligning Policies and Budgets" Symposium, June 2, 2009

Marcia Smith’s Presentation to the "Aligning Policies and Budgets" Symposium, June 2, 2009

Several people at the “Aligning Policies and Budgets” symposium at GWU’s Space Policy Institute today asked for copies of my Powerpoint presentation, and I promised to post it here. For anyone who is interested, here it is!  View PDF

NRC to host "NASA Earth System Science at 20" Symposium, June 22-24, Washington DC

NRC to host "NASA Earth System Science at 20" Symposium, June 22-24, Washington DC

Three National Research Council Boards (the Ocean Studies Board, the Space Studies Board, and the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate) will host a three-day symposium from June 22-24 celebrating 20 years of Earth System Science at NASA. It will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2100 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. …

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NASA Announces Members of the Augustine Panel

NASA Announces Members of the Augustine Panel

NASA has formally announced the members of the Augustine panel on options for NASA’s human space flight program. The list includes all of those identified by the Orlando Sentinel’s Write Stuff blog over the weekend, plus one more — Charlie Kennel, chair of the NRC’s Space Studies Board and a distinguished scientist whose career spans …

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Another Augustine Panel Member?

Another Augustine Panel Member?

The Write Stuff blog is reporting that former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao may be another member of the Augustine panel. Still no official word on the panel’s makeup. (See our previous story about rumors re other members of the panel.) If true that would put two former astronauts (Chiao and Sally Ride) on the panel. …

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Augustine Panel Members?

Augustine Panel Members?

The Orlando Sentinel’s Write Stuff blog has published the names of what it says are seven members of the Augustine panel. Neither NASA nor the White House has yet made an official announcement of the members other than Mr. Augustine himself. The Write Stuff list includes former NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman …

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New SpacePolicyOnline.com Hearing Summaries Now Available

New SpacePolicyOnline.com Hearing Summaries Now Available

Summaries of five congressional hearings held during the week of May 18, 2009 are now available at SpacePolicyOnline.com. NASA’s FY2010 Budget Request House Science and Technology Committee, May 19 Senate Appropriations CJS Subcommittee, May 21 Senate Commerce Committee, Science and Space Subcommittee, May 21 National Security Space FY2010 Budget Request Senate Armed Services Committee, Strategic …

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Six Person ISS Crew a Reality at Last

Six Person ISS Crew a Reality at Last

The Soyuz TMA-15 mission successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) today, bringing three new international crew members who will reside aboard the station for 6 months. They join the three-person international crew already aboard the station, who will remain for another 4 months. For the first time, the ISS has a permanent crew …

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