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Government Orders NASA to Suspend Communications With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

Standing in front of the first stage engines of their Soyuz rocket on 20 September 2013, Soyuz TMA-10M crewmen (left to right) Mike Hopkins (NASA), Oleg Kotov, and Sergei Ryazansky (both with Roscosmos) clasp hands in solidarity. Photo Credit: NASA

Today, the U.S. Government banned all NASA employees and contractors from any communication […]

Experts Emphasised Need for Long-Term Vision and More Funding for NASA During Recent Congressional Hearing

The long-term goal in NASA’s human spaceflight program is human trips to Mars during the mid-2030s. Will the 2021 manned Mars-Venus flyby mission proposal discussed at a recent Congressional hearing help to accelerate the agency’s plans by gaining the political support of Congress? Image Credit: NASA

The Science, Space, and Technology Committee of the […]

House Science Committee Hearing to Discuss Mars-Venus Flyby as Mission Proposal for Second SLS Flight in 2021

A hearing scheduled by the House Science Committee will attempt to explore the possibility of the first manned SLS/Orion flight in 2021 conducting a Mars-Venus flyby. Could this lead to Dennis Tito’s and Inspiration Mars’ plans becoming a reality? Image Credit: NASA

A hearing by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, […]

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 […]

On @ The 90: AmericaSpace's Presidential Endorsement

So, which of the presidential candidates does this space supporter back? The answer might suprise you… Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

Another election year, time for the “unbiased” media to give their endorsement to one candidate or another. After listening to both Presidential candidates’ comments and actions regarding space exploration, here is my “fair and […]

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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On @ The 90: As “Soyuz Epoch” Becomes “Epic Fail” – NASA Needs Own Spacecraft

Given that the end of the space shuttle program was announced in 2004, it is well past the time when NASA should be flying astronauts on its own spacecraft. The fault, however, is not with NASA – but with the government. Image Credit: Jason Rhian

The “Soyuz Epoch” continues to go badly. Shortly after […]

Gabrielle Giffords to Resign From Congress

 

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords D-Ariz. has announced that she will resign from Congress. Photo Credit: Giffords.house.gov

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords D-Ariz announced Sunday that she will resign from Congress. She stated that she still has “more work” left in her recovery after a gunman shot her in the head on Jan. 8 of 2011. Her […]

Rep. Wolf Wants Webb Telescope Answers from White House

This is a topic that is clearly very important to House Appropriations Commerce, Science, Justice, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf. To be determined is whether the Office of Management and Budget will take the effort to work with Congress on the James Webb Space Telescope.

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