New SpacePolicyOnline.Com Fact Sheet Available

New SpacePolicyOnline.Com Fact Sheet Available

SpacePolicyOnline.com has a new fact sheet available. It tracks NASA’s FY2010 budget request as it moves through Congress. Click on “Our Fact Sheets and Reports” under “Civil” on the top menu. This first version shows the action by the House Appropriations CJS subcommittee earlier today.

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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Blogcast of Pacific Rim National Space Law Summit Available

Blogcast of Pacific Rim National Space Law Summit Available

Joanne Gabrynowicz of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law at the University of Mississippi reports that “The Pacific Rim National Space Law Summit hosted by the Center at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii on May 19-20 was a success. It was attended by the leading space law scholars …

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GAO Says U.S. Export Control System Needs "Fundamental Reexamination"

GAO Says U.S. Export Control System Needs "Fundamental Reexamination"

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified before the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight on June 4 that a fundamental reexamination of the U.S. export control system is needed. The testimonies of GAO and other witnesses and an audiocast of the hearing are available on the committee’s website. GAO’s Gregory Kutz testified …

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House and Senate Committees to Mark Up DOD Authorization Bill in June

House and Senate Committees to Mark Up DOD Authorization Bill in June

According to Congress Daily (subscription required), both the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) plan to complete their markups of the FY2010 Department of Defense authorization bill before the end of June. Meanwhile, HASC Ranking Republican John McHugh (R-NY) has resigned his seat on the committee. President Obama announced …

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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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