Monthly Archive for June, 2009

Bolden Confirmation Hearing Could Be Held Next Week

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The Orlando Sentinel has a short item indicating that the Senate could have a hearing on the nomination of Charles Bolden for NASA Administrator next week. Plans are for Bolden and the deputy administrator, Lori Garver, to be confirmed before the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20. There seem to be no significant opposition to either candidate.

Officials Break Ground for Commercial Launch Complex in Virginia

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia

WALLOPS: Groundbreaking held at Space Station launchpad
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Maryland and Virginia officials held a groundbreaking at a Monday ceremony marking the start of construction of a new launchpad and other facilities to support Orbital Science Corporation’s Taurus II rocket program.

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Panel Discussions at NASA Ames All Summer

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NASA AMES PRESS RELEASE

News media and the public are invited to join students who recently arrived at NASA Ames Research Center for the 2009 International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program for a series of Space Panels in July and August.

Panel discussions will take place from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PDT in Building 3 in the NASA Research Park and will be followed by a reception and news media interview opportunity from 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. PDT, on the following dates:

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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Lunar Engine Technology

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NORTHRUP GRUMMAN PRESS RELEASE

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has demonstrated rocket engine technology that may enable the return of American astronauts to the moon.

Working with NASA on the TR202 lunar descent engine, the company has successfully demonstrated stable combustion over a broad throttling range, utilizing high-performance pintle injector technology. The ability to throttle thrust level over a wide range is critical to providing a soft, precision lunar landing with hazard avoidance capability.

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Provide Input to Augustine Panel

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CSF PRESS RELEASE

Enabling the development of commercial crew and cargo transportation to the International Space Station is the central recommendation of a
policy paper submitted by members of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation to the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, also known as the Augustine Committee.

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ISU 2009: Welcome to The Family!

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ISU alumni Maynard Holliday, Renee Matossian and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom catch up during the ISU/SU reception.

ISU alumni Maynard Holliday, Renee Matossian and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom catch up during the ISU/SU reception.

Just got back from the ISU/SU opening ceremony and reception. It was a great ceremony that I hope people had a chance to see on the webcast. Got to welcome in a new class of ISU students and catch up with some old friends.

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AIAA Pushes STEM Education

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AIAA PRESS RELEASE

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present a “Passport to the Future” Teacher Workshop on Aug. 3 – 4 at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. The event will be sponsored by the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

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Students Complete First Phase of ISU MBA Program

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SPACE FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE

A dozen participants from 10 different countries, including the Space Foundation’s Vice President – Education Iain Probert, have completed the first stage of the International Space University’s new Executive MBA program, which merges the specificities of a traditional MBA with space applications.

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Roskosmos Administrator Perminov Speaks About Past, Present and Future ISS Cooperation

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Summary of Speech by Anatoly Perminov, Roscosmos Head During Videoconference with the Heads of the Space Agencies Involved in the ISS Program
ESA Headquarters in Paris
June 17, 2009

Concerning NASA`s current summary plan of human spaceflights in the International Space Station program, the issues related to transport and cargo supply support of the station are critical for us, since Roscosmos today puts significant efforts into maintaining human habitation in the space station, including crew rotation, rescue, payload delivery, under NASA`s orders as well. We are endorsing NASA endeavors to accelerate development of the Orion crew transport system and the Ares-1 launch vehicle.

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Writer Will Sue Billionaut Guy Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil for Slander

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Halperin, Cirque step up legal duel over Laliberté bio
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The author of an unauthorized biography of Cirque du Soleil’s founder says he plans to file a $500,000 lawsuit against the Montreal circus troupe and Guy Laliberté, according to a report in Le Journal de Montréal.

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