Latest Michael Griffin Stories

2008-09-26 00:10:00

NASA's leader believes mankind's very survival depends on the advancement of space exploration.

2008-09-16 09:00:08

By MARC KAUFMAN By Marc Kaufman The Washington Post WASHINGTON NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has clashed repeatedly with the White House in recent months - a rift that escalated when budget officials heavily edited a statement he was submitting to Congress about China's space ambitions and spilled into the open last week in a leaked e-mail that accused the budget office of doing "everything possible" to walk away from the $100 billion international space station.

2008-09-12 13:00:00

NASA chief Michael Griffin in an e-mail admitted to being “about as pessimistic as it is possible to be” about NASA’s future presence on the International Space Station.

2008-08-31 10:00:00

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has ordered his top officials to study how the agency could fly the space shuttle beyond its planned retirement in 2010, according to an internal e-mail obtained by The Orlando Sentinel.

2008-08-30 15:10:00

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said he wants to know if the U.S. space shuttle can fly beyond its planned retirement in 2010, an e-mail shows. The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Saturday that an e-mail it obtained reveals Griffin ordered his staff to research the question.

2008-08-30 12:05:00

NASA's staff will study whether the space shuttle program could continue operating past its scheduled retirement in 2010, according to an internal e-mail sent this week.

2008-07-24 15:30:00

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) hosted NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and Secretary of Agriculture Edward T. Schafer during the signing of a memorandum of understanding to enable the USDA's Agricultural Research Service to conduct plant related research on the International Space Station.

2008-07-17 18:00:14

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Michael Griffin on Thursday announced that Rob Strain will be the next center director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

2008-07-16 12:50:00

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said China might be the next nation to complete a manned mission to the moon. And while NASA has plans to use its new Orion spacecraft to follow up on its 1972 Apollo 17 manned lunar mission, it may very well be the case that Chinese astronauts will be the next to reach the moon.

2008-02-29 09:05:00

NASA's flagship mission to land a nuclear-powered, next-generation rover on Mars is facing development problems and ballooning costs that could threaten its scheduled launch next year.

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