Deputy Administrator to Leave NASA

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. Photo Credit: NASA

It is reported on several space news sites that NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will be leaving NASA in early September and will be taking up a position with the Airline Pilots Association. Some might wonder why NASA’s Deputy Administrator would leave at this time, and her […]

Gus Grissom: Remembering NASA's 'Forgotten' Astronaut

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NASA has opened a page on the birthday of NASA astronaut Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom celebrating the life of one of the space agency’s first astronauts. Grissom joined NASA in 1959 and flew the second manned mission, MR-4 (Mercury Redstone 4), in the one-man Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft in 1961. […]

Neil Armstrong: Rocket Pilot

Armstrong, still in the X-15’s cockpit, smiling after a flight. Photo Credit: NASA

Neil Armstrong is often celebrated as the first man to walk on the Moon, but he was always quick to point out that he was, first and foremost, a pilot and engineer. After all, you have to learn to fly […]

Neil Armstrong, First Man On The Moon, Passes-Away

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Neil Armstrong, an American national hero and the first man to walk on the Moon, passed away early today. The first born child of Stephen and Viola Armstrong, Ohio native Neil Armstrong was an Eagle Scout, naval aviator, test pilot, astronaut, college engineering professor, private pilot, and in his last […]

Armstrong, Cernan, & Lovell Oppose Lenient Contract For Commercial Space

Today, Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, and Jim Lovell came out in opposition to NASA using Space Act agreements for commercial crewed space funding, which NASA has proposed. As they mention in their letter, given NASA’s constrained budget for the foreseeable future, they agree with House CSJ Appropriations Chairman Frank Wolf that NASA needs to […]

Possible Conflict of Interest at AIAA

On April 16th, AIAA President David Thompson released a statement on behalf of AIAA praising the Obama Administration’s new plans for NASA’s human space program. However, Mr. Thompson failed to disclose that, in addition to being the AIAA President, he is also Founder, Chairman and CEO of Orbital Sciences Corporation, which stands to profit should […]

Moon Astronauts-Obama Nasa Plans Catastrophic

As reported by the BBC in, Obama Nasa Plans ‘Catastrophic’ Say Moon Astronauts, Astronauts Gene Cernan and Jim Lovell opposed the Obama Administration’s plan for a “new direction” for NASA.

The BBC’s Pallab Ghosh interviewed Moon Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan at a a private event at the Royal Society in London […]