NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Presentations to the Giant Planets Panel August 2009

NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Presentations to the Giant Planets Panel August 2009

The following presentations were made to the first meeting of the Giant Planets panel of the National Research Council’s Planetary Science Decadal Survey. The meeting was held on August 24-26, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Titles of the presentations are from the agenda for the meeting. Some of these were joint sessions with another Decadal Survey …

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NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Presentations to the Mars Panel September 2009

NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Presentations to the Mars Panel September 2009

The following presentations were made to the first meeting of the Mars panelof the National Research Council’s Planetary Science Decadal Survey. The meeting was held on September 9-11, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Titles of the presentations are from the agenda for the meeting. Adobe 8.0 or higher is needed to open most of these files. …

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NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Presentations to the Satellites Panel August 2009

NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Presentations to the Satellites Panel August 2009

The following presentations were made to the first meeting of the Satellites panel of the National Research Council’s Planetary Science Decadal Survey. The meeting was held on August 24-26, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Titles of the presentations are from the agenda for the meeting. Some of these were joint sessions with other Decadal Survey panels. …

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Presentations to the Panels of the NRC's Planetary Science Decadal Survey Now on SpacePolicyOnline.com

Presentations to the Panels of the NRC's Planetary Science Decadal Survey Now on SpacePolicyOnline.com

The presentations that were made to the first meetings of each of the five panels of the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Planetary Science Decadal Survey are now available on SpacePolicyOnline.com. Visit our NRC page on the left menu to find those presentations and other links to NRC studies. Three of the five panels met in …

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AIAA Announces New Associate Fellows

AIAA Announces New Associate Fellows

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced the names of its195 new Associate Fellows in the United States and abroad. Washington, D.C. is part of AIAA’s National Capital Section, which welcomes 18 individuals to the prestigious rank of Associate Fellow. Among them are three who are particularly well known in space policy …

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U.S.-China Meeting Sponsored by Space Foundation Opens New Line of Communications

U.S.-China Meeting Sponsored by Space Foundation Opens New Line of Communications

A meeting last week between U.S. former astronauts, Chinese astronauts, and others, sponsored by the Space Foundation, opened a new channel of communications according to Aviation Week and Space Technology. The U.S. visitors were shown the Shenzhou 8 orbital module and reentry capsule and a Tiangong 1 orbital target with which the Shenzhou 8 crew …

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Women in Aerospace to Honor Award Winners Oct. 27

Women in Aerospace to Honor Award Winners Oct. 27

Women in Aerospace (WIA) will honor its 2009 award winners at a banquet at the National Press Club on October 27, 2009. Details are on WIA’s website. The seven outstanding women who are being recognized for their contributions to the aerospace profession are listed below. Congratulations to all! Linda Billings (George Washington University), Lifetime Achievement …

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Appropriations Update: September 24

Appropriations Update: September 24

The Senate completed action on the Interior-Environment bill today and turned its attention to the DOD appropriations bill (H.R. 3326). No votes are scheduled tomorrow (Friday) and Monday is Yom Kippur and the Senate will not be in session. Meanwhile, House and Senate conferees on the FY2010 Legislative Branch appropriations bill (H.R. 2918) agreed to …

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GAO Says Constellation Program Needs a Sound Business Case

GAO Says Constellation Program Needs a Sound Business Case

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report today concluding that the cost and schedule for NASA’s Constellation program will remain uncertain “until a sound business case is established.” It reported that NASA’s cost estimate for Ares 1 and Orion is “up to $49 billion of the over $97 billion” to be spent on Constellation …

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NASA Spacecraft Finds More Ice on Mars

NASA Spacecraft Finds More Ice on Mars

Images taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of new impact sites on Mars reveal frozen water just under the surface, NASA reports. Team members from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the mission, held a media teleconference on Thursday discussing the findings. Although water-ice has been detected on Mars previously, most recently by the …

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