Latest NASA Budget Stories

2011-02-14 09:03:52

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2012 budget at 2 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 14. The news conference will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, located at 300 E St. S.W., in Washington. Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Robinson will join Bolden. The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's web site. Questions will be taken from news media representatives at headquarters...

2010-12-30 04:55:00

Congressional roadblocks are forcing NASA to maintain an already obsolete rocket program until March, costing the space agency $500 million and further complicating efforts to replace the space shuttle. NASA's Constellation program, which includes the building of the Ares I rocket to replace the space shuttle for transport to and from the International Space Station, was cancelled by President Obama last October as part of the his new NASA plan.   But legislative inaction and...

2010-12-20 15:20:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has issued delivery orders to three companies as part of its Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) project. Each order is worth $500,000 and will help develop vehicle capabilities and demonstrate end-to-end robotic lunar landing missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The three companies selected are: -- Astrobotic Technology Inc., Pittsburgh -- Dynetics Inc., Huntsville, Ala. -- Moon Express...

2010-12-20 11:40:26

NASA in 2010 set a new course for human spaceflight, helped rewrite science textbooks, redefined our understanding of Earth's nearest celestial neighbor, put the finishing touches on one of the world's greatest engineering marvels, made major contributions to life on Earth, and turned its sights toward the next era of exploration. "This year, NASA's work made headlines around the world," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "More importantly, it enlarged our understanding of the universe...

2010-10-17 10:55:00

NASA has awarded Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) contracts to six companies for the purchase of technical data resulting from industry efforts to develop vehicle capabilities and demonstrate end-to-end robotic lunar landing missions. The data from these contracts will inform the development of future human and robotic lander vehicles and exploration systems.The ILDD Broad Agency Announcement resulted in multiple award firm-fixed price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity...

2010-10-11 14:21:25

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in support of President Obama's signing of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010: "Earlier today, President Obama signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010. It is important bipartisan legislation that charts a new course for space exploration, science, technology development, and aeronautics. We are grateful for...

2010-09-28 09:40:00

The debate over the future of the U.S. space program is expected to be at least partially resolved on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle, who reported on Tuesday that the House of Representatives is expected to approve a NASA policy bill. According to Chronicle reporter Stewart M. Powell, the bill, which was written over the summer by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Bill Nelson, is seen as a compromise that will give President Barack Obama 75% of the more than $800 million in...

2010-09-17 08:23:59

NASA hosted government representatives from several Latin American countries in Washington on Thursday to share information about the agency's work in that region and discuss potential future partnerships. The event highlighted potential opportunities for cooperation with NASA in Earth science, space and International Space Station research, applications and education initiatives. The participants discussed some of NASA's ongoing work in Latin America, including the NASA and U.S. Agency for...

2010-08-20 16:26:33

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson proposed a legislation on Tuesday that would introduce tax breaks for investments in commercial space ventures to offset job losses from the end of the U.S. space shuttle program. The senator's state Florida is home to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at Cape Canaveral, which serves as the launch site for shuttles.  The state is expected to lose between 8,000 and 9,000 jobs at the retirement of the space shuttle program.  Jobs in Texas and Alabama will be lost...

2010-08-18 06:30:00

A Florida senator on Tuesday proposed legislation that would offer tax breaks for investments in commercial space projects to offset job losses that will come after the US space shuttle program shuts down. Between 8,000 and 9,000 jobs will be lost in Florida, where NASA's Kennedy Space Center is located, when the space agency's shuttles are retired after two or three more missions. Jobs in Texas and Alabama will also be lost. US Democratic Senator Bill Nelson plans to introduce a bill...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.