September 2010 Top Stories
»» Letter to Rep. Gordon Regarding House Science Committee Authorization Bill As It Relates to NASA
[Wednesday, September 1, 2010] We feel that the following programs, which are substantially underfunded in the current House Science Committee authorization bill, are especially critical:
»» Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Open Meeting 7 Oct 2010
[Thursday, September 2, 2010] Mr. Philip McAlister of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Commercial Crew Transportation office has been invited to speak.
»» Prepared Remarks at AIAA Space 2010 By NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver
[Saturday, September 4, 2010] It is in my view precisely by asking what will happen in the next 50 years that drives what should happen in the next few months, and then the next couple of years, because that will lay the framework for probably decades to come.
»» Human Exploration Framework Team Presentation Online
[Thursday, September 9, 2010] "Developed an investment portfolio that strikes a balance of new developments, technology, and operational programs with an eye towards a new way of exploring."
»» SpaceX and EADS Astrium Announce Agreement to market Falcon 1 in Europe
[Thursday, September 9, 2010] Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astrium announced a commercial agreement to provide dedicated launch services to the European institutional small satellite market.
»» NASA Awards Boeing $1.24B Extension to International Space Station Sustainment Contract
[Wednesday, September 15, 2010] Boeing today announced that NASA has awarded the company an extension to the International Space Station (ISS) contract for sustaining engineering. The extension is valued at $1.24 billion over a five-year period.
»» International Space Transport Association Trade Organization Launched
[Friday, September 17, 2010] Today at the international conference 'The regulation of suborbital flights in the European context' - with members of EU, NASA and ESA present - the trade organization International Space Transport Association (ISTA) has been launched.
»» Inside SpaceX: Dragon Debut with Falcon 9 Launch set for October 23
[Friday, September 17, 2010] Get an inside look at the SpaceX facilities at Launch Pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as pre-launch preparations continue for the blast off of the first operational Dragon spacecraft by SpaceX.
»» NASA RFI: No-cost Intellectual Property Marketing and Brokerage Services With Revenue-Sharing Component Upon License Execution
[Monday, September 20, 2010] To make the benefit of NASA's technology investments available to the public, NASA Centers seek potential licensees for NASA-owned inventions and patented technologies in a variety of ways.
»» NASA Solicitation: Horizontal Launch Study
[Monday, September 20, 2010] NASA along with other government agencies is collaboratively looking at development of technologies that would have mutual payoffs in the area of horizontal launch.
»» NASA Solicitation: Human Rating Support for the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office - Recovery.gov
[Monday, September 20, 2010] JSC intends to reduce task order scope along with associated funding and value in the amount of $29,988 because one of the originally planned tasks cannot be accomplished.
»» XCOR Completes Lynx Supersonic Wind Tunnel Tests at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
[Monday, September 20, 2010] XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced today they have completed the primary supersonic wind tunnel testing of the Lynx suborbital spacecraft.
»» NASA Ames Honored For New 'Green' Building
[Monday, September 20, 2010] NASA's Sustainability Base is the winner of this year's U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Real Property Award in the category of Green Innovation.
»» NASA OIG Review of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System
[Tuesday, September 21, 2010] NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin released a report today that examines NASA's efforts to develop two new satellites to replace aging satellites that provide tracking, data, voice, and video service.
»» Orion Spacecraft on the Path to Future Flight
[Tuesday, September 21, 2010] Preparations for Orion's first mission in 2013 are well under way as a Lockheed Martin-led crew begins lean assembly pathfinding operations for the spacecraft.
»» NASA Awards Infrared Sounder Contract For First JPSS Spacecraft
[Tuesday, September 21, 2010] JPSS is the restructured civilian portion of the NPOESS. This includes the satellites and sensors supporting civil weather and climate measurements and a shared ground infrastructure with the Department of Defense weather satellite system.
»» AIAA Mourns the Death of Capt. Robert C. Truax
[Tuesday, September 21, 2010] In addition to his accomplishments in the field of rocket propulsion and weapon systems, Truax was a tireless and prominent advocate for manned spaceflight, urging the United States government to purse a manned spaceflight program.
[Wednesday, September 22, 2010] The Florida Space Institute, a multi-disciplinary center devoted to facilitating and conducting leading-edge applied and basic research and education programs in space-related fields, seeks applications and nominations for Director.
»» State Department: Implementing the National Space Policy: Opportunities and Challenges
[Wednesday, September 22, 2010] I am pleased to be able to join you here today to discuss the new U.S. National Space Policy. As you all know, the policy was released in late June, and we are now actively engaged in its implementation.
»» More Efficient Health Care on Earth and Beyond
[Thursday, September 23, 2010] Engineers funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) are developing a system that will provide an accurate patient history, assist in treatment, and help astronauts be more efficient when providing medical care.
»» Commercial Spaceflight Federation Strongly Supports Senate NASA Authorization Bill and Encourages Prompt Resolution Before New Fiscal Year Begins
[Monday, September 27, 2010] The Commercial Spaceflight Federation strongly supports Senate bill S.3729, the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, which has been approved unanimously by the Senate.
»» SpaceX targets Nov. 8 launch for Falcon 9 and Dragon (with photos)
[Wednesday, September 29, 2010] SpaceX Corporation is retargeting the liftoff of the firm's next Falcon 9 rocket to early November. The launch includes the debut test flight of the first operational Dragon spacecraft.
»» Orbital Technologies and RSC Energia to Launch World's First Commercial Space Station
[Wednesday, September 29, 2010] Orbital Technologies and Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energria) announced today their intentions to build, launch, and operate the world's first Commercial Space Station (CSS).