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  • President Signs NASA Authorization Bill
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    NASA Authorization Bill Signing

    President Trump signed a NASA appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017. Several of the bill’s cosponsors were there to witness the signing, including Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Distinguished Astronauts
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Distinguished Astronauts

    Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives held an event honoring former astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin with the Congressional Gold Medal,…

    781 views
  • Hearing on Future of US Space Exploration
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    Space Exploration

    Former NASA astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, were among panels of witnesses testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation…

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  • NASA Updates Senate on Human Space Programs
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    Human Space Exploration

    Officials from NASA and the commercial space sector testified on current and future human space exploration plans. Topics included the SLS heavy lift launch vehicle, the Orion program, and…

    344 views
  • Lawmakers Discuss Threats from Meteors and Asteroids
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    Space Debris and Asteroid Threats

    NASA and science and technology experts testified on ways to mitigate threats from near earth objects (NEOs) such as satellites, and tracking methods used to reduce odds that asteroids and…

    1,880 views
  • NASA Mars Exploration
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    NASA Mars Exploration

    Officials and scientists testified on their agenda for leading the Curiosity rover mission on Mars. They focused on robotic arm tests of the Curiosity rover as they prepared the mobile laboratory…

    586 views
  • Future of Human Space Flight Apollo Astronauts
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    Future of Human Space Flight, Apollo Astronauts

    Witnesses talked about the future of human space flight in relation to President Obama’s recent announcement of a new direction for NASA. Former Apollo astronauts criticized the plan as a…

    3,060 views
  • Future of Space Exploration
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    Future of Space Exploration

    NASA officials appeared before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to discuss the future of human space exploration. Administrator Charles Bolden outlined NASA’s…

    293 views
  • Future of NASA Space Program
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    Future of NASA Space Program

    Members of Congress and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced a new rocket called the space launch system. The rocket is intended to be the foundation of the space program following…

    320 views
  • NASA Programs
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    NASA Programs

    Former International Space Station (ISS) Commander and Astronaut Frank Culbertson as well as officials from space organizations and foundations testified on the contributions of NASA’s…

    642 views
  • Future of Human Space Flight Government Officials
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    Future of Human Space Flight, Government Officials

    Witnesses talked about the future of human space flight in relation to President Obama’s recent announcement of a new direction for NASA. Among the issues they addressed were the plan’s impact on…

    671 views
  • Presidential Remarks on Human Space Flight
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    Presidential Remarks on Human Space Flight

    President Obama spoke about the future of the U.S. space program. In his remarks he explained his decision to eliminate plans for a new manned moon mission, and called for a restructuring of…

    460 views
  • NASA Human Space Flight
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    NASA Human Space Flight

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science and Space held a hearing on NASA’s human space flight plans. Norman Augustine, Chair of the Review of U.S. Human Space…

    259 views
  • Presidential Conversation with NASA Astronauts
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    Presidential Conversation with NASA Astronauts

    President Obama telephoned the crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery and International Space Station. He spoke to astronauts about their mission to install solar panels that would allow crews…

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  • Fiscal Year 2009 NASA Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2009 NASA Budget

    A hearing was held on the proposed fiscal year 2009 budget for NASA.

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  • NASA Oversight Investigation
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    NASA Oversight Investigation

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences and the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight held a joint…

    229 views
  • NASA Administrator and Other Nominations
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    NASA Administrator and Other Nominations

    After being introduced by several senators, Dr. Griffin answered questions about his qualifications to be the administrator of NASA. The nominee currently is head of the space department at Johns…

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  • Future of International Space Station
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    Future of International Space Station

    NASA officials and others testified about safety concerns surrounding the International Space Station and its future. Topics included maintenance of the station, astronaut safety, and…

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  • Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report
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    Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report

    The Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board released its final report. Board Chairman Harold Gehman and Administrator Sean O’Keefe testified about the report and about the management…

    5,024 views
  • Columbia Shuttle News Conference
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    Columbia Shuttle News Conference

    Senators spoke to reporters about the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and potential funding legislation for safety upgrades for NASA. They also responded to questions from reporters.

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