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2011-05-06 14:46:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized three native Virginians - who work at the agency's headquarters in Washington - for their outstanding support of human space flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Michael Eaton of Portsmouth, the agency's property disposal manager at NASA Headquarters, was recognized for his innovative solutions to disposing the property of the shuttle program due to...

2011-05-06 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized Michael Showers of Marshall, Texas, lead for contractor-held property management at NASA Headquarters, for outstanding support of human space flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Showers trained financial property accountants on the appropriate mechanism to account and validate contract held property accounts. For his contributions to the agency's...

2011-04-27 13:44:21

NASA will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 28, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to highlight the four companies selected for the second round of the agency's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) efforts. The briefing is part of the countdown activities for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Lift off is scheduled for 3:47 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The news conference participants are: -- Phil...

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2011-04-15 08:55:00

The 2011 spending bill passed by Congress has secured $18.5 billion for NASA and spares it from making any cuts, reports AFP. "We appreciate the work of Congress to pass a 2011 spending bill," NASA administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement. "NASA now has appropriated funds to implement the 2010 Authorization Act, which gives us a clear path forward to continue America's leadership in human spaceflight, exploration and scientific discovery." After months of partisan bickering and...

2011-04-06 08:35:39

By elevating its life and physical sciences research program, NASA could achieve the biological understanding and technical breakthroughs needed to allow humans to be sent deeper into space, including to Mars, says a new National Research Council report. In addition, access to the space environment -- for example, on the International Space Station -- will open up further opportunities for groundbreaking research in the physical and life sciences. The report, one of a series of decadal...

2011-03-01 15:00:00

Program Offices, New Technology Solicitations Announced WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has announced program office assignments at three NASA field centers to align the president's fiscal year 2012 budget request and the NASA Authorization Act of 2010. The agency also has released three Space Technology Program solicitations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA will create new program offices to manage human spaceflight...

2011-02-17 00:00:46

As the U.S. House of Representatives votes this week on fiscal 2011 spending, World Vision calls on lawmakers to protect funding for life-saving and cost-effective development assistance programs. Disproportionately large cuts target America's humanitarian assistance budget, jeopardizing the success of global development initiatives and potentially undermining both U.S. global security and leadership. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 As the U.S. Congress votes this week on fiscal...

2011-02-14 15:19:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by AIA President & CEO Marion C. Blakey: We are disappointed with the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget for NASA of $18.7 billion, which represents a cut of $750 million from the authorized level and a major drop of more than $6.2 billion from the fiscal year 2011 request over the next four years. In his State of the Union address, the president challenged this nation to embrace our "Sputnik" moment...

2011-02-14 13:58:19

NASA announced Monday an $18.7 billion budget request for fiscal year 2012 that supports a reinvigorated path of innovation, technological development and scientific discovery. The budget supports all elements of NASA's 2010 Authorization Act, which was passed by a strong bipartisan majority of Congress and signed into law by President Obama. "This budget requires us to live within our means so we can invest in our future," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "It maintains our commitment...

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2011-02-14 11:55:00

President Barack Obama restricted NASA expenses on Monday as he sent his 2012 budget blueprint to Congress calling for a five-year freeze on new spending at the U.S. space agency. The president's budget will restrict NASA's budget to last year's level, $18.7 billion annually through fiscal 2016.  The figure represents a 1.6-percent decrease from the spending total the agency had sought for fiscal 2011, which ends in September. "This budget reflects the overall fiscal reality of the US...