As NASA continues to advocate for full funding of its commercial crew program in 2016, the agency is seeking flexibility for the program in an upcoming short-term spending bill to avoid the risk of further delays.
Responding to Congressional criticism that suggested the agency was giving SpaceX special treatment, Administrator Charles Bolden said NASA is conducting an independent review of the company’s June launch failure.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said May 18 that while he was happy with the overall funding the House is offering the agency in a draft appropriations bill, some elements of it are giving him a case of heartburn.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said April 9 he plans to talk soon with the Republican leadership of the Senate to secure a vote on the long-delayed nomination of the agency’s deputy administrator.
NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which has appeared to be in limbo in recent months, should reach a key review within the next month, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said March 11 at the Goddard Memorial Symposium.
Rep. Smith wants to know when NASA’s Orion deep-space capsule will be ready to provide backup crew and cargo delivery services to ISS and whether it should replace one of the two commercial crew taxis NASA is now funding.
Bolden was briefed May 28 on the Earth Science Division’s plan to get IceSat-2 back on track.
Two senior Obama administration officials stressed a path directed by technology development and again dismissed the idea of setting astronauts on a fast-track mission to Mars.
NASA’s annual budget request turned into a heated exchange about the agency’s internal security practices and the state of the U.S. human spaceflight program.