Vice President Mike Pence vowed Oct. 5 to reinvigorate the nation’s future in space through policies developed by the National Space Council, including a renewed emphasis on human missions to the moon.
Congress this month will decide whether there should be a "space corps" separate from the Air Force.
The head of NASA’s human spaceflight program says he would like to see a decision made in the next two years on whether and how International Space Station operations will be extended beyond 2024.
The United Arab Emirates plans to establish its own astronaut corps in the next year, seeking to fly its citizens into space on other nations’ vehicles starting in the early 2020s.
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The partner space agencies of the International Space Station said Sept. 25 they have had discussions about the future of the station beyond 2024, but indicated no urgency in making a decision.
Finding another James Webb to run NASA was no easy task. President Trump considered several excellent candidates, some of whom we personally admire, but in the spirit of Webb’s leadership, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is the president’s nominee for NASA administrator.
The White House has nominated three additional people to serve as directors of the Export-Import Bank, including one with experience in the satellite industry.
Space Nation, the Finnish startup developing an astronaut training smartphone application, announced plans Sept. 19 to join forces with West, the San Francisco-based “venture studio” founded by Allison Johnson, Apple’s former vice president for marketing and communications.
The nominee to be the next administrator of NASA says that he believes the agency’s top challenges include maintaining “consistency and constancy of purpose” that can support long-term plans, while building up international and commercial relationships.
“We need to update our research priorities, but validation of research areas isn't enough,” Wilson said during her keynote speech at the annual Air Force Association Air Space Cyber Conference.
Roger Roberts ended an eight-year stint as the head of Boeing space and intelligence systems in 2005 as his unit’s marquee classified contract, the Future Imagery Architecture constellation of optical and radar reconnaissance satellites, was facing cancellation.
Spiwak, who took over Boeing’s satellite division in mid-2014, is going out on a high note. On Monday, satellite fleet operator announced that it had selected Boeing over incumbent Thales Alenia Space to build seven satellites for a new constellation called O3b mPower.