A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate.
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.”
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region.
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company.
NASA announced Jan. 10 that it was renaming the Swift astronomy spacecraft after its former principal investigator, who passed away last year.
Wilson: The military has unique national security space needs that can’t be met by the commercial market.
During Bridenstine's confirmation hearing last fall, Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida led a full-throated, tag-team assault on Bridenstine, painting him as divisive on social issues and accusing him of being a “climate denier" and, most curious of all, a politician.
NASA has enacted new policies intended to streamline the management of low-cost science missions with the highest tolerance for risk.
Roper: The world is changing rapidly due to the global spread of commercial technologies, and the Pentagon has been slow to adjust to that reality.
With utilization of the ISS reaching a maximum, and with its long-term future uncertain, a recent report recommends that NASA develop transition plans and make use of alternative platforms, including commercial vehicles, to carry out critical microgravity research.
As commercial suborbital vehicles capable of carrying both payloads and people prepare to enter service, NASA officials say they’re willing to consider allowing agency-funded researchers to fly on those vehicles.
How we shall go to the moon in a coordinated manner? We need to somehow federate already existing program and business plans. The answer could be the Moon Village, a common conception of the moon as a destination for multiple users and missions.
Aerojet Rocketdyne’s success in developing AR1, an engine designed to replace Russian-made RD-180 engines on United Launch Alliance rockets, hinges in part on its use of Mondaloy, a nickel-based superalloy invented in the 1990s by metallurgists Monica Jacinto.
The Senate Banking Committee rejected the White House’s controversial nominee to chair the board of the Export-Import Bank while approving four other board nominees, a step towards allowing it to start financing aerospace deals again.
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest.