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Why NASA's Plans for an Early 2020s Mission to Europa Are Likely to Happen

Europa mission concepts under study by NASA. Image Credit: NASA/JPL

For years scientists and dreamers alike have looked toward Jupiter’s moon Europa with a keen interest, because decades of observations and research of the frozen world (thanks to spacecraft like Galileo and Voyager) have shown us that the Jovian satellite is easily one of [...]

On @ The 90: The Future

On @ The 90 is AmericaSpace’s editorial feature and is therefore based on opinion. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

Predictions are dangerous things. Dick Morris, a political commentator, found this out the hard way recently. He predicted that Mitt Romney would win the U.S. presidential election in a landslide. Yeah, so much for that. Predicting [...]

JPL Teams, Curiosity Set For Historic Martian Exploration

Successful landing of the 1 ton rover Curiosity with 10 instruments, including those on powerful turret at the end of the arm will begin multi year search for the building blocks of life on Mars if life ever existed there. Image Credit: NASA/JPL

The rover Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Flight Control and Science [...]

Top Secret KH-11 Spysat Design Revealed By NRO’s Twin Telescope Gift to NASA

Graphic characterizes the off track imaging capability of the NRO KH-11 Reconnaissance spacecraft. Image Credit: Trendsbuzz.com

The design of the legendary  National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) KH-11 type digital imaging reconnaissance spacecraft,  top secret for 36 years,  has been revealed by the NRO’s transfer to NASA of two surplus recon satellite telescopes which NASA now [...]

Battered By Explosion Rocket Flew On, North Korean Satellite Likely Blown Off

Graphic shows the planned flightpath and the rocket's impact (green dot) just at the start of the planned first stage impact area. This proves the first stage functioned as intended. Photo Credit: Goggle Earth

Details emerging from U. S. and South Korean intelligence about the loss of the North Korean Unha-3 rocket paint a [...]

Legislative Alert: Bolden To Testify At House NASA Appropriations Hearing

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden will testify before the House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee at 9 a.m. EDST, Wednesday, March 21st. Bolden will be testifying before the Subcommittee on the White House’s proposed NASA budget for fiscal year 2013, which begins October 1, 2012. One of the more difficult questions for the NASA Administrator will [...]

House Appropriations Demands NASA Explain Chinese ISS Comments

House Commerce, Science, Justice, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf wrote to NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden yesterday demanding that the NASA Administrator clarify his comments regarding possible participation by China on the International Space Station.

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Obama Visits Florida – But Not Space Coast

President Barack Obama waves to the media after attending a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

ORLANDO, Fla – President Barack Obama visited the Sunshine State Thursday evening for a fund-raising dinner that cost $30,000 a plate. All total, Obama made four stops in Florida, including Miami and Orlando – but made no stops to [...]

Cabana on Budget: “No Impact on Launch Services”

 

During a brief question-and-answer session conducted today, Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana stated that, overall, KSC fared very well. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Kennedy Space Center Director and former space shuttle astronaut Robert Cabana briefly spoke with reporters concerning the impact that the 2013 fiscal year Budget proposal [...]

NASA Officials to Discuss Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden responds to a reporter's question during an overview briefing on NASA's fiscal year 2012 budget, Feb. 14, 2011, at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden responds to a reporter's question during an overview briefing on NASA's fiscal year 2012 budget, Feb. 14, 2011, at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will brief reporters about the agency’s fiscal year 2013 budget at 2 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. [...]