Senate Begins Debate on DOD Authorization Bill; Obama Threatens Veto if Extra F-22s Are Included

Senate Begins Debate on DOD Authorization Bill; Obama Threatens Veto if Extra F-22s Are Included

The Senate began debate on the FY2010 authorization bill for the Department of Defense (S. 1390) today, while President Obama threatened to veto the bill if the Senate retained the seven extra F-22s that were included by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). SASC Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and Ranking Member John McCain (R-AZ) both …

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Space Shuttle Launch Delayed Again

Space Shuttle Launch Delayed Again

The launch of the space shuttle on the STS-127 mission has again been delayed due to weather. Here’s the latest from NASA: STS-127 Launch Scrubbed Due to WeatherMon, 13 Jul 2009 06:39:55 PM EDT Liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-127 mission has been scrubbed once more due to weather within the launch area …

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Washington Post's Joel Achenbach on the Future of the ISS

Washington Post's Joel Achenbach on the Future of the ISS

Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post has published an article in this morning’s paper about the future of the International Space Station.

Events of Interest Week of July 13, 2009

Events of Interest Week of July 13, 2009

The following events may be of interest next week. All meetings are in Washington D.C. unless otherwise noted. More details are available by clicking on the appropriate date on our calendar on the right menu or on the hyperlinks provided below. Meetings that are closed to the public are not listed here. Note that times …

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NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey Meeting 1: Powerpoint Presentations

NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey Meeting 1: Powerpoint Presentations

Presentations to the first meeting of the NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey Committee, July 6-7, 2009 Ed Weiler, NASA Associate Administrator for Science Jim Green and Doug McCuistion, NASA Planetary Sciences Division NASA’s Perspective on Charge to the Decadal Survey Committee Overview of NASA Planetary Science Program Overview of NASA’s Mars Program Nigel Sharp, NSF …

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Rep. Jim Langevin is New Chairman of HASC Strategic Forces Subcommittee

Rep. Jim Langevin is New Chairman of HASC Strategic Forces Subcommittee

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) announced today that Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) is the new chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee. He replaces Ellen Tauscher who recently resigned from Congress to be Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

SpacePolicyOnline.com Meeting Summary of Planetary Science Decadal Survey Meeting Now Available

SpacePolicyOnline.com Meeting Summary of Planetary Science Decadal Survey Meeting Now Available

A SpacePolicyOnline.com summary of the open sessions of the first meeting of the steering committee of the NRC’s Planetary Science Decadal Survey is now available. The Powerpoint presentations made by the various speakers are included. View the Meeting Summary here.

Johannes Loschnigg Joins OSTP

Johannes Loschnigg Joins OSTP

Dr. Johannes Loschnigg, formerly on the staff of the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, has joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) staff. Dr. Loschnigg will be working in the energy and environment division, focusing on climate policy, energy and space issues. Dr. Loschnigg has previously been a …

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Bolden and Garver Sail Through Confirmation Hearing

Bolden and Garver Sail Through Confirmation Hearing

Charlie Bolden and Lori Garver sailed through their confirmation hearing this afternoon. The hearing was somewhat delayed by Senate business and a committee markup, but when the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee was finally able to turn its attention to nominations, Gen. Bolden and Ms. Garver were first up. Other time pressures shortened the …

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White House and Congressional Staff Brief NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey Committee

White House and Congressional Staff Brief NRC Planetary Science Decadal Survey Committee

During the second day of the NRC’s Planetary Science Decadal Survey steering committee meeting, White House and Congressional staff gave the committee somewhat conflicting messages. The committee is kicking off its two-year consensus-making exercise to recommend priorities for research in planetary science at NASA and NSF for the decade 2013-2023. While Day 1 of the …

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