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2011-11-15 04:13:05

News media representatives are invited to attend a public announcement of NASA's process for selecting its next class of astronauts. The event starts at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Webb auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the event live. NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Jeri Buchholz, Flight Crew Operations Director Janet Kavandi and five members of the recently...

2009-07-24 14:43:00

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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Pam has performed superbly as an astronaut," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "She has flown three highly successful...

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...

2006-09-29 08:47:44

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- 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. The space agency faces hidden costs by starting development of the spacecraft and rockets for the program without knowing the price tag of the new technology, a watchdog official warned Thursday in Washington at a hearing of the House Committee on Science. "When you don't abide by those particular principles -...

2006-08-18 17:08:17

WASHINGTON - 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. One company, Rocketplane-Kistler of Oklahoma City, has a long aerospace technical record but is just emerging from bankruptcy. The other company, Space X of El Segundo, Calif., is funded by the internet tycoon behind PayPal but had a flaming failure in its initial rocket launch earlier this year....

2005-07-26 10:35:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The space shuttle's return to flight could mean survival -- or at least extended life -- for the popular but aging Hubble Space Telescope. Beloved for its unparalleled views of distant galaxies, infant stars and collisions in our own solar system, Hubble needs new batteries for power and new gyroscopes to keep it steady and let it point at specific celestial features. While it might be possible, with infinite resources, to design robots to go and fix it, NASA chief...

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