As NASA continues to encourage the commercial use of the International Space Station, some potential customers, and the companies supporting them, are running into problems making full use of it.
On the heels of a closed-door meeting that concluded space development and settlement should be long-term goals of the United States, a separate group of 11 organizations announced a new coalition that will promote policies to achieve those goals.
The new chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee’s space subcommittee offered few surprises in his first hearing, calling for NASA to refocus on human space exploration but expressing his support for one of the current administration’s major space policy priorities, commercial crew transportation.
The American public is skeptical that private ventures will be able to launch “ordinary people” into space in the coming decades, and is split about spending money on government-led human space exploration, a new poll indicates.
The beginning of debate on NASA’s 2016 budget proposal is also the kickoff for a new series of space advocacy activities, including an invitation-only “space summit” and the resurrection of a grass-roots space lobbying campaign.
NASA selected three astronauts for six-month missions to the International Space Station in 2016, including an astronaut making her first spaceflight and one who has spent more than a year on the station.
NASA’s 2016 budget proposal offers a modest funding increase but few new initiatives or other significant changes, setting the stage for another round of debates with Congress about ongoing exploration, commercial crew and other programs.
An overview of upcoming space procurements for U.S. government in the civl and military arenas.
There will come a time, then, when we must choose between a destiny among the stars or extinction.
For our space manned missions in particular, general disinterest reigns.
With three missions launched in 2014 and two scheduled to fly in January 2015, NASA is making significant progress reinvigorating its fleet of Earth observation satellites and space-based instruments.
"I think the characterization of this as a massive leap and the first step on our way to Mars is disingenuous," former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver told MSNBC.
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is putting up a $5 million prize purse to encourage private teams to send small satellites to and beyond lunar space as ride-along payloads on the first launch of the SLS and Orion.