The new leader of the commercial space transportation office within the Federal Aviation Administration pledged to be open and “over-communicate” with industry as it works on new regulatory proposals.
Cardillo: The future is about automation. We estimated we would have to hire six million analysts to exploit all the imagery we’re getting.
As NASA reopens after the longest government shutdown in history, the agency’s administrator said Jan. 29 that a full recovery from the effects of the shutdown will take longer than the shutdown itself.
For the first time Shanahan confirmed that the Pentagon is proposing to establish a Space Force within the Department of the Air Force.
The founder of Virgin Galactic says he now expects to fly on the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle around the middle of this year after a series of test flights starting in the next several weeks.
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan has directed Undersecretary of Defense Mike Griffin to submit a plan by March 1 to stand up the Space Development Agency no later than March 29.
NASA announced Jan. 22 that it is replacing an astronaut who was scheduled to fly on a commercial crew test flight later this year because of a medical issue.
The White House has once again nominated Barry Myers to be administrator of NOAA, as well as four people to serve on the board of the Export-Import Bank.
Ten days after NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine effectively canceled a visit to the United States by the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, the two spoke by phone Jan. 14 to smooth over differences between the two.
Maxar Technologies has named the president of its DigitalGlobe division to replace Howard Lance, who resigned Jan. 14 as Maxar’s president and CEO after less than three years on the job.
The advisory group for the National Space Council is looking at ways that NASA’s human exploration plans can also support space science, while acknowledging the lack of representation of the scientific community in the group.
A space service is something we have been pushing, Thornberry said. “Maybe we can drag the Senate along with us for a change.”
The ongoing partial government shutdown has upended aspects of a major astronomy conference this week but has not, for now, affected operations of NASA astrophysics missions.