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  • Congress and contractors reject NASA move on Constellation moon plan

     
    Some members of Congress and a major contractor working on NASA's Constellation program on Thursday expressed outrage at the space agency for stopping work  on the moon program because of alleged violations of federal spending rules by the co...
  • Nelson maps a road forward on space without Constellation

     
    Florida’s Democratic Senator, Bill Nelson, the chair of the Senate subcommittee charged with NASA oversight, has sent a letter to his powerful counterpart on NASA appropriations, Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, informing her of his committee’s...
  • Shelby named ‘porker’ for protecting NASA moon program

     
    WASHINGTON — A spending watchdog group today named U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama as its “porker of the month” for supporting NASA’s Constellation program, which has cost taxpayers at least $9 billion so far but has little chanc...
  • Letter: Commercial rockets are ‘fundamental’ to space exploration

     
    WASHINGTON — The war of words over President Barack Obama’s new plan for NASA continued this week when more than 50 ex-astronauts, aerospace businessmen and scientists signed a letter supporting his proposal to replace the space shuttle with...
  • House bucks Senate compromise on NASA

     
    WASHINGTON — The House science committee on Monday unveiled a new guideline for NASA policy that threatens to upset a carefully-crafted compromise worked out by the Senate and White House last week. The measure, authored by the top Democrats and...
  • Is NASA violating the law by killing moon program?

     
    WASHINGTON – Sixteen lawmakers have called on federal watchdogs to investigate whether NASA has broken the law in trying to shut down the agency’s moon rocket program. The legislators, who include U.S. Reps. Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach, an...
  • Lawmakers want another NASA study

     
    WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. House members today called on the White House to abandon its plans to cancel NASA’s Constellation moon rocket program and urged the agency to study ways it could continue developing its own spaceflight vehicles....
  • Lt. Gov wants Obama to debate; space summit venue hunt is on

     
    Florida’s Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp wants President Barrack Obama to debate the merits of his dramatic shakeup of NASA — not merely try to sell it — when he comes to Florida for his Space Summit next month. “This is not the time for...
  • NASA Contractors: abandoning the Constellation moon prorgam?

     
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates w/ Boeing comment. RB. While over President Barack Obama's plans to cancel NASA's Constellation moon program, some of the agency's main aerospace contractors appear to be abandoning the troubled rocket proje...
  • 50 years from now, will NASA still inspire?

    50 years from now, will NASA still inspire?
    The front hall of the National Air and Space Museum is a temple to man-made wonders. Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St.. Louis is here, suspended in mock flight near the Bell. X-1 that Chuck Yeager flew to break the sound barrier. But it's what sits...
  • Axing shuttle won't end as many jobs as feared, NASA says

    NASA plans to tell Congress today that the retirement of the space shuttle in 2010 won't result in as many job losses as initially anticipated, according to congressional sources and documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. A rosier forecast would...
  • KSC to get commercial office under new NASA plan

     
    WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is expected to award control of the agency’s commercial spacecraft management office to Kennedy  Space Center today when he announces a slate of new work assignments under President Barack Obama...