Shuttle Launch Delayed 24 Hours

Shuttle Launch Delayed 24 Hours

Thunderstorms delayed the launch of space shuttle Discovery on its STS-128 mission. A new attempt is currently scheduled for Wednesday at 01:10 EDT. Meanwhile, the taped video message from Stephen Colbert can be watched here.

South Korea's Launch Not Fully Successful

South Korea's Launch Not Fully Successful

South Korea launched its KSLV-1 launch vehicle from the Naro Space Center at 5:00 pm August 25 local time, but the satellite did not reach the intended orbit according to the Yonhap News Service. Yonhap reported that: “The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) that blasted off from the Naro Space Center at 5 p.m. delivered …

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NASA Budget Outlook Still Uncertain

NASA Budget Outlook Still Uncertain

As everyone anticipates the final report of the Augustine committee, NASA’s FY2010 budget awaits action in Congress and the FY2011 budget request is being formulated. Although Congress Daily reported earlier this month that the appropriations bill that includes NASA (Commerce, Justice, Science) could be among the first action items for the Senate when it returns …

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Shuttle Discovery On Track for STS-128 Launch After Midnight

Shuttle Discovery On Track for STS-128 Launch After Midnight

NASA is loading fuel into the space shuttle Discovery’s tanks for a scheduled liftoff of STS-128 in the wee hours of tomorrow morning — 1:36 EDT. The weather forecast is 80% favorable for launch. At approximately 7:15 pm EDT tonight (Monday) after fueling is completed, NASA plans to air a special message from comedian Stephen …

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Eilene M. Galloway

Eilene M. Galloway

Dr. Eilene M. Galloway was a legend in the fields of space policy and space law, having been instrumental in the formation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). From 1941-1975, she worked for the U.S. Congress as a staff member of the Legislative Reference Service (later the Congressional Research Service) and was called …

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South Korea Reschedules Launch For August 25

South Korea Reschedules Launch For August 25

South Korea has rescheduled the launch of KSLV-1 for August 25, according to the Yonhap News Agency. See our previous article for more information about the KSLV’s aborted launch last week and the policy aspects associated with it.

Augustine Panel Determines Additional Meeting Not Needed

Augustine Panel Determines Additional Meeting Not Needed

The Augustine panel deliberating options for the future of the human space flight program has determined that it does not need an additional public meeting to complete its work. The panel had been holding August 24 as a contingency date. NASA announced this afternoon that the meeting would not be held.

NRC Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space: Presentations from Joint Panel Meeting Aug. 19-20, 2009

NRC Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space: Presentations from Joint Panel Meeting Aug. 19-20, 2009

The NRC Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space held a joint meeting of six of its seven panels in August 2009. Two of the days, August 19-20, had open sessions where NASA officials gave various presentations about past and present funding for research aboard the International Space Station (ISS), facilities currently aboard …

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State Department Distinguishes South Korean Space Launch Program from North Korea's

State Department Distinguishes South Korean Space Launch Program from North Korea's

South Korea aborted its first satellite launch eight minutes before its planned lift off yesterday. According to South Korea’s news agency, Yonhap, the problem was a “software sensor connected to the automatic launch sequence that checks high-pressure tanks.” Yonhap also reported that the launch may be rescheduled “before August 26.” It would have been the …

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Shuttle Formally Cleared for Launch Next Week — Almost

Shuttle Formally Cleared for Launch Next Week — Almost

As indicated yesterday, the NASA Flight Readiness Review has cleared the shuttle Discovery for launch next week in terms of satisfying concerns about foam loss, but one issue remains open before final clearance is given. According to NASA, the STS-128 launch will take place at 1:36 am EDT on August 25 once the final issue …

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