U.N. Report of June 2009 COPUOS Meeting Now Available

U.N. Report of June 2009 COPUOS Meeting Now Available

The report of the 64th session of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) is now available from the U.N. Office of Outer Space Affairs. The meeting was held June 3-12, 2009 in Vienna, Austria. The report is available in all the official languages of the United Nations.

Events of Interest (Update 2): Week of September 28-October 2, 2009

Events of Interest (Update 2): Week of September 28-October 2, 2009

The following events may of interest in the coming week. See our calendar for more information. Note: Dates, times and witnesses for congressional hearings are subject to change, as are congressional floor schedules. Check the committee’s website, or the main sites for the House and Senate, for up to date information. Monday, September 28 8:15-12:30, …

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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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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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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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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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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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