JWST prime Northrop Grumman last year denied what it has since characterized as an unprecedented request by the GAO for one-on-one interviews with employees overseeing key elements of the program, insisting instead that the workers’ supervisors be present.
NASA’s proposed, and oft-reviled, Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) may be worth doing if it helps pave the way for an electric-powered interstellar rocket engine, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) said.
At USA, Barnes ultimately was responsible for the smooth retirement of NASA’s astronaut-launching system; Today she is helping to usher in a successor of sorts in the Space Launch System.
Terminal Velocity Aerospace has designed an aeroshell designed to protect everything from space-based biological experiments to asteroid samples on journeys through Earth’s atmosphere.
Russia’s announcement that it will continue participating in the International Space Station until 2024 is an important and positive development, even granting that Moscow probably had little choice if it wants to keep its venerable human spaceflight program in business over the next decade.
Sierra Nevada Corp., looking to rebound from a failed commercial crew bid, said March 17 it has proposed to NASA a variant of its Dream Chaser vehicle for shuttling cargo to and from the International Space Station.
Private spacecraft are visiting the ISS, and NASA has publicly stated that the next space station(s) must be privately owned and operated. Today’s discussions about space activities aren’t merely about exploring space, but about developing and settling it.
Members of the Senate Commerce space subcommittee used a March 12 hearing on the NASA budget to debate with each other, and the head of the agency, about what the agency’s priorities should be.
There is enough plutonium-238 in the U.S. stockpile to fuel three of the same kind of the nuclear batteries used by the Curiosity rover now exploring Mars
Boeing is about three months behind schedule on a giant welding tool to be used in the assembly of NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, but the first flight of the massive vehicle remains on track for 2018.
Even though the International Space Station appears likely to remain in use well into the next decade, some in the space industry are pressing NASA to start developing a strategy for what comes after the ISS, an approach that may rely heavily on commercial facilities.
NASA’s MMS mission is at last preparing for launch aboard its Atlas 5 rocket after a bullet-dodging development cycle complicated by a mass of bad parts, a government shutdown and a last-minute replan of final environment testing because of a double-booked cryogenic chamber.
The most critical element needed for a trip to Mars is also the most expensive. A new vehicle must safely sustain the crew for two to three years without resupply and embody all the functions of the current ISS and be a lot better.
French space minister Genevieve Fioraso on March 5 resigned from her position, citing health reasons that had been known for several months.