Bolden Apologizes for Poor Roll Out of NASA's New Plan

Bolden Apologizes for Poor Roll Out of NASA's New Plan

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden held a press conference yesterday (Saturday) at Cape Canaveral in advance of the shuttle Endeavour launch (now rescheduled for tomorrow morning at 4:14 am). General Bolden apologized to the NASA workforce and members of Congress on Capitol Hill for not better preparing them for the dramatic changes announced in the NASA …

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UPDATE: Shuttle Launch Scrubbed for Today; NASA Will Try Again Tomorrow

UPDATE: Shuttle Launch Scrubbed for Today; NASA Will Try Again Tomorrow

UPDATE: NASA will try again tomorrow (Monday) morning at 4:14 am to launch Endeavour. ORIGINAL STORY: The launch of space shuttle Endeavour (STS-130) was scrubbed this morning because of weather. The next opportunity to launch is 4:14 am EST tomorrow according to Spaceflightnow.com, but a new launch time has not yet been announced by NASA..

NPR's Science Friday on NASA's New Plan

NPR's Science Friday on NASA's New Plan

National Public Radio’s Science Friday had a segment on NASA’s new plan for human space flight today. First was a segment on other aspects of the science budget. The NASA part begins at about minute 30:00. Host: Ira Flatow Guests: Marcia Smith, SpacePolicyOnline.com Andrew Chaikin, author, A Man on the Moon: The Voyage of Apollo …

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Shuttle on Track for Early Sunday Morning Launch

Shuttle on Track for Early Sunday Morning Launch

Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-130) is on track for launch at 4:39 am EST on Sunday, February 7. This will be the last night launch of the space shuttle and should be visible from many locations along the East Coast, weather permitting. NASA Administrator Bolden will hold a press conference at Kennedy Space Center at 10:00 …

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UPDATE: Sen. Shelby Places Hold on All Nominations; Releases Them on Monday

UPDATE: Sen. Shelby Places Hold on All Nominations; Releases Them on Monday

UPDATE: Congress Daily reported on Monday, February 8, that Senator Shelby has released his hold because he has gotten the attention he wanted on the two issues. ORIGINAL STORY: Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) has placed a blanket hold on all Obama administration nominees waiting for Senate confirmation, according to Congress Daily (subscription required). Senator Shelby, …

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NASA Issues: Views of the Agency's Watchdogs: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Hearing Summary Now Available

NASA Issues: Views of the Agency's Watchdogs: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Hearing Summary Now Available

Key Issues and Challenges Facing NASA: Views of the Agency’s WatchDogs is a SpacePoiicyOnline.com summary of a February 3, 2010 hearing by the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee. It is availabile on the left menu under “Our Hearing Summaries” or by clicking here.

Bobby Braun and Woodrow Whitlow Take New Positions at NASA HQ

Bobby Braun and Woodrow Whitlow Take New Positions at NASA HQ

Georgia Tech’s Bobby Braun has agreed to serve as NASA’s Chief Technologist, and Woodrow Whitlow will move to Headquarters from Glenn Research Center to be the first Associate Administrator for Mission Support, according to NASA announcements today. Both are NASA veterans and both have PhD’s in aerospace engineering (Braun) or aeronautics and astronautics (Whitlow). Braun …

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Lockheed Martin Unhappy With Decision to Cancel Orion as Part of Constellation Program

Lockheed Martin Unhappy With Decision to Cancel Orion as Part of Constellation Program

Lockheed Martin, prime contractor for the Orion spacecraft that is part of Project Constellation, issued a press release today expressing its disappointment with the decision to kill the Constellation program. Earlier rumors had been that one or both of the Ares launch vehicles would be canceled, but not the Orion crew capsule. However, the FY2011 …

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NASA Plan to Cancel Constellation "Alarming" Says Rep. Ralph Hall

NASA Plan to Cancel Constellation "Alarming" Says Rep. Ralph Hall

Several members of the House committee that authorizes NASA activities made it clear that they are not happy with NASA’s plans to terminate the Constellation program and replace it with a commercial alternative. At a hearing this morning, Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX), ranking member of the full House Science and Technology Committee, called the plan …

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Fact Sheet on NASA's FY2011 Budget Request Now Available on SpacePolicyOnline.com

Fact Sheet on NASA's FY2011 Budget Request Now Available on SpacePolicyOnline.com

A SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet on NASA’s FY2011 budget request to Congress is now available. Look on our left menu under “Our Fact Sheets and Reports” or simply click here. It will be updated to reflect congressional action on the request over the next several months.