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2012-05-17 08:42:11

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will participate in a teleconference on Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. EDT with representatives of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation to brief journalists on the future of human commercial spaceflight. Former NASA astronaut and president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation Michael Lopez-Alegria will lead the conference call, along with Jeff Greason, president of XCOR Aerospace and an executive committee member for the federation. NASA expects...

2011-11-16 05:51:07

NASA has released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR), which provides a summary of the agency's annual performance and financial information. This year's report marks an important financial milestone for the agency -- a "clean" audit opinion. This is NASA's first clean financial statement audit opinion in nine years. "NASA's budget of $18.4 billion covers many complex programs to improve national capabilities in space flight, science and aeronautics,"...

2009-10-02 15:48:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee will hold a public teleconference on Thursday, Oct. 8, from approximately 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The only topic for discussion will be finalization of scoring of options the committee presented in their summary report on Sept. 8. This meeting will be held by teleconference only. The teleconference will be open to the public. The...

2009-09-30 07:39:00

Dr. David Livingston of "The Space Show" Will Moderate Internet Radio Broadcast RESTON, Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will host a panel of experts to discuss the implications of the Augustine Commission report, "Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans." Scheduled for Monday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. EDT* as a live, streaming, Internet radio broadcast, the discussion will be moderated by Dr. David Livingston,...

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2009-09-16 10:55:00

Despite the recommendations from a presidential panel of space experts, several members in Congress are working to save the 5-year-old plan for a return trip to the moon. Last week, the presidential expert panel found that NASA's future space exploration plans don't match up with its budget. "Under the budget that was proposed, exploration beyond Earth is not viable," panel member Edward Crawley, a professor of aeronautics at MIT, told the Associated Press, last week. The report issued...

2009-09-09 15:22:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The summary issued yesterday by The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, chaired by Norm Augustine, points to a crossroads in human space exploration programs, AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey said. "We agree with the Committee's conclusion that the U.S. faces a critical need for greater investment in the future of human space exploration," said Blakey. "American leadership in this crucial international arena is perishable...

2009-09-09 06:50:20

A panel appointed by the White House says the United States' space program should dump plans to return to the moon and concentrate on commercial development. The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee recommended Tuesday that NASA refocus its priorities on building a commercial space industry that could serve such short-term goals as taking crew and supplies to the international space station, The Wall Street Journal reported. The report is seen by some as throwing NASA's budgetary...

2009-08-20 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee determined the Aug. 24 contingency meeting announced in the Federal Register is not required. The committee has no plans for any additional public meetings. (Logo: ttp://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) For committee information, materials, presentations and biographies, visit: http://hsf.nasa.gov For information about NASA and agency activities, visit:...


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