A key senator said he will work to fund NASA priorities like its Artemis lunar exploration program through both the conventional appropriations process as well as a multi trillion-dollar budget reconciliation package.
Members of a Senate space subcommittee argued that the Commerce Department was not doing enough to implement policies on space traffic management (STM) or staffing the office responsible for it.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson asked Senate appropriators to provide additional funding so NASA can support a second lunar lander developer, warning that the agency needed to stay ahead of a “very aggressive” Chinese space program.
Chinese attempts to steal U.S. space technology remain a problem despite efforts by the Pentagon to protect intellectual property data, Air Force acquisitions executive Darlene Costello said May 26.
President Biden’s nominee to be secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall told lawmakers in a confirmation hearing May 25 that he will ensure the Space Force gets the necessary resources to continue to stand up units and acquire new systems.
The former astronaut tapped by the White House to serve as NASA deputy administrator told senators she supported extending the International Space Station and continuing limitations on the agency’s ability to cooperate with China.
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said China's success landing a rover on Mars puts to rest any doubt that the nation is a rising space power that will challenge the United States.
An amendment to a Senate bill would require NASA to select a second company for its Human Lander System program, a provision some fear could upend the overall effort to return humans to the moon as soon as 2024.
The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is backing efforts by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) to challenge the relocation of U.S. Space Command.
The U.S. nuclear command, control and communications system could be vulnerable to cyber attacks and needs upgrades, Sen. Angus King told reporters May 1.
The Senate unanimously confirmed Bill Nelson to be NASA’s next administrator, wrapping up a whirlwind confirmation process that was vastly different from that experienced by his predecessor.
Bill Nelson is one step closer to being NASA’s next administrator after his former colleagues on the Senate Commerce Committee voted to advance his nomination.
The Biden administration’s nominee for NASA administrator, Bill Nelson, got a friendly reception from former colleagues on the Senate Commerce Committee during a confirmation hearing April 21 but offered few specifics about how he would run the agency.