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News media representatives are invited to attend a public announcement of NASA's process for selecting its next class of astronauts.
HOUSTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Pam Melroy is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector. Melroy, a retired Air Force colonel, is a veteran of three space shuttle flights and the second woman to command one.
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.
A congressional committee promised Thursday to scrutinize NASA and its spending as the agency proceeds with a program to take astronauts to the moon and Mars.
NASA on Friday picked two companies - both recovering from different failures - to develop a new commercial spaceship that would eventually resupply the international space station.
The space shuttle's return to flight could mean survival -- or at least extended life -- for the popular but aging Hubble Space Telescope.