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Space News Archive - February 01, 2010

NASA will hold news conferences on Monday, Feb 1, and Tuesday, Feb 2, to discuss the fiscal year 2011 budget request and announce bold new developments in the nation's civil space effort.

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US President Barack Obama, on Monday, announced new budget plans that will cut spending to NASA’s moon program while jump-starting new advances in technologies for future human space exploration of Mars and beyond.

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The intense public debate on how rapidly the Himalayan glaciers are retreating highlights the necessity for the constant monitoring of glaciers worldwide by satellites.

NASA will hold a news media telecon at 1 pm EST on Thursday, Feb 4, to discuss the latest Hubble images of the distant dwarf planet Pluto.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced the administration's fiscal year 2011 budget request Monday by calling for change and a new era of innovation in America's approach to science and space exploration.

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NASA has awarded $50 million through funded agreements to further the commercial sector's capability to support transport of crew to and from low Earth orbit.

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.