NASA to Announce Commercial Cargo Contracts Today

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — NASA will make a major announcement today at 4 p.m. EST regarding the future of commercial resupply launches to the International Space Station (ISS). The announcement will be made during a news conference from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at:

The event will include a brief question-and-answer session with media.

The news conference participants are:

  • Ellen Ochoa, Johnson Space Center director
  • Sam Scimemi, ISS Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Kirk Shireman, ISS program manager at Johnson
  • Julie Robinson, ISS chief scientist at Johnson

Editor’s Note: Three companies are competing — incumbents Orbital ATK and SpaceX and challenger Sierra Nevada Corporation. But, there are only two chairs. Who will be left standing?

  • Terry Rawnsley

    Doug, there are jump links in your articles with double underlines that are linking to a ransomware website.

  • Doug Weathers

    I don’t see them in my browser (Firefox with Adblock Plus). Try a different browser, or install Adblock Plus?

  • TomDPerkins

    They are in IE and firefox, both with fairly heinous corporate firewalls betwixt them and the internet.

    the code for it is in the HTML, example

    will make

  • Hug Doug

    Looks like this:

  • SilveradoCyn

    I am seeing the same issue with the double underlines.

  • Doug Weathers

    Here it looks like this:

  • Doug Weathers

    And then I turned off Adblock Plus and reloaded the page, and the double links showed up as in Hug Doug’s picture.

    Consider donating to Parabolic Arc using the link at the top of the page, and then I’ll give you special dispensation to use Adblock Plus here 🙂

  • James

    Here you go. Stepped away from IE and never looked back.

  • windbourne

    who says that there will be only 2 chairs?

  • Terry Rawnsley

    A generous offer but Windows 10 will not let me download Adblock Plus. I have to figure out how to turn off Windows Defender first. It did such a wonderful job of stopping this problem in the first place. 🙁

  • Bulldog

    Just saw that Sierra Nevada, Orbital ATK and SpaceX were the three that received awards. Very cool that Sierra Nevada made the cut. I guess we will see Dream Chaser fly!

  • Doug Weathers

    In that case, after you donate I give you permission to download Firefox and add Adblock Plus to it. I would guess that Windows 10 won’t be able to do anything about that.

  • windbourne

    Bingo. I have been hoping that they would do 3 to get around what the GOP did on ccxdev. NASA is thinking long term.

  • passinglurker

    So you are saying “donate or you are a bad person for protecting yourself from malware”?

    Uh… No?

    How about this. Ad block plus has a feature where it won’t block APPROPRIATE ads. Get in on that band wagon and clean up mess and maybe this site will still be around in 5 years when the internet’s ad economy finally collapses.

  • TomDPerkins

    Those are the only two I’m allowed to use at work.

  • James

    Of course. Government Agency? Noticed many of them still use it.

  • Charles Dickson

    Can I put in my 2 cents and point out that infolinks has been making your site nearly unreadable, particularly on mobile but it also tends to bog down nearly any browser (even chrome) on desktop. I’ve pretty much just been reading your twitter rather than going to parabolic arc these days.

  • Doug Weathers

    Actually, I’m a different Doug. This blog is run by Doug Messier.

  • Aerospike

    I donate every now and then when I have a bit of change to spare and I have Adblock Plus disabled on PA. However, infolinks is blocked through NoScript. That stuff was unbearable.