A Senate subcommittee approved a spending bill Sept. 24 that offers $22.75 billion for NASA in fiscal year 2020, including additional funding for Artemis.
Jeff FoustThe Senate’s version of an FY20 spending bill includes a lot of winners in science (including WFIRST and PACE), education and exploration (like the SLS’ EUS.) But it fell short of the $1 billion in new funds NASA sought for human lunar landers.
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft.
Jeff FoustInteresting that, just a few weeks after announcing its smallsat rideshare program, SpaceX is already updating it: down to $1M for a 200 kg satellite (versus $2.25M for a 150 kg sat), with more launch opportunities.
Jamestown Settlement Museum Williamsburg, Virginia 11:39 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Please, make yourselves comfortable. I want to thank you, Speaker Cox. It’s a true privilege to be back in the great...
Jeff FoustBridenstine notes a comment President Trump made yesterday in his Jamestown speech: “And in a program that has just started, someday very soon, American astronauts will plant our beautiful Stars and Stripes on the surface of Mars.”
NASA contracted with two companies, Boeing and SpaceX, to develop vehicles to transport astronauts to the International Space Station.Before any missions can happen, NASA will have to certify that both contractors' vehicles are safe for human...
Jeff FoustGAO report: “Schedule Uncertainty Persists for Start of Operational Missions to the International Space Station” You don’t say…
Jeff FoustThe American Astronomical Society, meeting this week in St. Louis, is the latest astronomy organization to weigh in constellations like Starlink that “could adversely affect both each other and the study of the cosmos.” #AAS234