A panel of former NASA astronauts and officials offered tentative support Feb. 16 for an agency study announced this week to examine putting a crew on the first flight of the Space Launch System.
The Air Force vet joined the company in December 2015 as vice president of quality and mission assurance.
Democratic members of the Senate Commerce Committee have named Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) as the ranking member of the subcommittee with oversight of space issues.
Among the new people trickling into NASA Headquarters during the Trump administration’s first Washington work week is a familiar face: former NASA deputy administrator Shana Dale.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 23 named Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission who favors simplifying satellite licensing rules, as the nation’s top telecom regulator.
Heather Wilson, a retired Air Force captain, advocated for new space programs to go to a New Mexico base.
NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot formally took over as acting administrator of NASA Jan. 20 as the new Trump administration assigned two people to positions within the agency.
Work has been involved with the development of the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) and a reorganization of space leadership within the Defense Department.
The man who will soon become the acting administrator of NASA said he expects some members of the incoming Trump administration’s landing team to stay on at the agency after the inauguration.
Cernan joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1963 and flew on Gemini 9 in 1966, becoming the second American to make a spacewalk.