Latest NASA Budget Stories

2009-01-09 14:30:00

NASA's chief said Thursday, that the cost of continuing the life of the space shuttle past next year's planned retirement is $3 billion a year plus extending the risk of a deadly accident.Michael Griffin, a NASA Administrator, told an industry group that NASA has looked into what it would take to keep flying the aging shuttle past 2010.  Otherwise, it will mean five years on relying on Russia to get astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).President George W. Bush declared...

2008-12-26 14:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Space Exploration, the leading collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups, announced today the release of a statement by James Lovell, who served as part of the crew of Apollo 8 - the first human voyage to a celestial body in December 1968. Apollo 8's successful mission to orbit the Moon paved the way for Apollo 11 to realize U.S. President John F. Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the Moon before the close of the 1960s....

2008-12-17 18:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Edcouch and Harlingen, Texas, to outer space, South Texas native Humberto Sanchez is helping NASA take the next steps in space exploration. Recently his career shifted gears from helping NASA send humans 240 miles above Earth to sending astronauts to live on the moon. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Sanchez is one of thousands of people nationwide working to realize the goals of NASA's Constellation Program....

2008-10-22 12:40:00

NASA administrator Michael Griffin said Tuesday that unfounded criticism of America's next-generation moon rocket is hurting the space agencies morale but hasn't stopped progress on the craft. Critics in the media and on anonymous Internet blogs are questioning the motives and ethics of engineers designing the new rockets, Griffin said. He said briefing charts used by NASA managers sometimes show up on Web sites without the proper context and opponents of the agency's plans to replace the...

2008-10-16 15:00:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Advisory Council Chairman Harrison "Jack" H. Schmitt announced Thursday he was leaving the council. Fellow council member Kenneth Ford will succeed him as chairman effective immediately. The NASA Advisory Council provides advice to the NASA administrator on important program and policy matters related to the U.S. space program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "My service as chairman of Administrator Mike...

2008-09-11 12:00:07

U.S. space agency Deputy Administrator Shana Dale will help kick off the agency's next "Future Forum" -- part of NASA's 50th anniversary celebration. The event, to be held next Thursday at Boston's Museum of Science, is part of a year-long series celebrating the agency's anniversary. The Future Forum in Boston will focus on how space exploration benefits Massachusetts' economic and academic sectors. During the forum, astronaut Nicholas Patrick will present highlights from his latest...

2008-08-19 15:00:13

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama has laid out a space plan that includes $2 billion in new funding for NASA. Sen. Obama, D-Ill., made his proposal, which continues many initiatives proposed by President George Bush, while criticizing the Republican's "poor planning and inadequate funding" for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Washington Post said Tuesday. He noted that under current administration policies there will be a five-year period after 2010...

2008-07-22 21:00:15

The U.S. space agency Tuesday unveiled a Web site that provides information about the impact of fires and smoke on Earth's climate and ecosystems. The NASA Fire and Smoke Web site, www.nasa.gov/fires, includes regular updates of NASA images of fires and their associated smoke plumes in the United States and around the world, the agency said in a news release. It also has articles on the research results and multimedia resources from throughout NASA's agencies. The National Aeronautics and...

2008-06-25 12:00:56

The U.S. space agency says it's selected the Science Applications International Corp. to provide independent analysis and evaluation services. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the services, to be focused on selected NASA programs and projects, will be provided under a General Services Administration federal supply schedule five-year contract with a maximum value of $45 million. The San Diego company will support NASA's Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation in...

2008-06-24 12:01:07

By Robert Block, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 24--CAPE CANAVERAL About 1,000 space workers -- worried about losing their jobs when the shuttle stops flying in 2010 -- came in buses and cars and on foot Monday, carrying signs and pamphlets demanding job security and a vibrant space program. What they got for their efforts was in some ways better than what they had hoped for, but hardly comforting: NASA chief Mike Griffin said that an agency estimate that 6,400 Kennedy Space Center...

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