Exploration: May 2005 Archives

A Perspective on Roadmapping and Development of the Integrated Strategic Architecture for NASA's Vision for Space Exploration

"During the Strategic Architecture development effort, a consistent architecting framework and rigorous approach to figures of merit will be needed to allow NASA decision makers to make the best decisions regarding which of the architectures to implement."

NASA Chief Speeds Plan For Spacecraft, Washington Post

"Barely two weeks later, Griffin trumped the Steidle plan with a new formulation. Instead of allowing two contractors to compete until 2008 to win the final contract, an internal NASA memo on April 29 said the two finalists would be named by the end of July and the winner would be chosen early next year. Several sources described Griffin's meetings with Steidle during this period as "stormy," but Steidle characterized them simply as "very professional dialogues."

Editor's note:Its always a pleasure to see that the Washington Post uses NASA Watch as a resource - even if Guy Gugliotta or his editors can't bring themselves to mention that fact - days after the story broke here on NASA Watch. Oh well.

Earlier NASA Watch Post

Editor's note: Have a look at Guillaume Dargaud's web journal in which he chronicles his participation in the first winter-over at Condordia Station now underway at Dome C on the Antarctic plateau. According to the bases' website: "The Italo-French winter group is made up of 9 technicians and 4 researchers that will begin in this first season the programs in the fields of the astronomy, glaciology, chemistry of the atmosphere, the earth's sciences, microbiology and medicine in confined environments."

You might also have a look at Kevin Hand's Antarctic Journals (2005), Dale Andersen's images from his 1997 trip to Antarctica, and my journals from two trips to Devon Island in the Canadian high arctic (2002) (2003)

LockMart's CEV

The Future of Flight?, Popular Mechanics

"When NASA requested designs for a Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), two major teams--one headed by Lockheed Martin and one by Northrop Grumman and Boeing--took on the challenge. The winning concept will be chosen in 2008, and the manned vehicle flown in 2014."

Editor's note: This link includes a sneak peek at a drawing of LockMart's CEV concept.

NASA Special Notice: Exploration Systems Mission Directorate FY05 BAA Deferred

"The Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) has decided to defer indefinitely the previously planned FY2005 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Exploration Systems Research and Technology (ESR&T) and Human Systems Research & Technology (HSRT) programs."



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