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.
Despite strong support from much of the space industry, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) is facing potential opposition from senators who must confirm his nomination as NASA administrator.
An appropriations bill approved by a Senate committee July 27 would restore funding for several NASA Earth science missions slated for termination by the administration as well as a satellite servicing program.
As Senate appropriators prepare to mark up a NASA spending bill, agency officials are both downplaying the effects of proposed cuts on its Earth science program while also hoping the Senate reverses them.
The former chief executive of XCOR Aerospace told a Senate committee July 18 that the company’s recent financial problems, which led to a layoff of all of its employees last month, could be blamed on a terminated engine development contract.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s markup of their version of the NDAA doesn’t include the Space Corps proposal, instead focusing on bolstering space operations along different lines.
As House appropriators approved a spending bill that rolled back some of the proposed cuts in the administration’s 2018 budget request for NASA, Senate colleagues raised similar concerns about cuts to agency programs.
Senators overwhelmingly passed an amendment to an Iran-Russia sanctions bill June 15 to fix language some argued could have prevented NASA and others from launching missions on rockets that use Russian engines.
The Outer Space Treaty and The Free Enterprise Act: Is international space law a help or a hindrance?
On May 23, the space subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on how the Outer Space Treaty (OST) will impact the future of American commerce in space. Conspicuously absent is the following question: how does the OST benefit private investment?
The chairman of the Senate space subcommittee said at a hearing April 26 that it may be time for the United States to update a key space treaty to reflect growing commercial space activities.
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.
As a Senate committee approved a new version of a space weather research bill Jan. 24, officials at government agencies said they have seen little sign of changes to ongoing efforts in this field despite the transition in administrations.
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) will be the new chairman of the Senate subcommittee responsible for military space issues, the Senate Armed Services Committee announced Jan. 18.