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NASA Boulder Retrieval Briefings: Look But Don't Touch
NASA Boulder Retrieval Briefings: Look But Don't Touch

White House, NASA to Discuss Asteroid Redirect Mission’s Importance for Journey to Mars, Planetary Defense “NASA will provide three virtual updates on two planned Asteroid Redirect Missions (ARM) Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. NASA Television will provide coverage at 11 a.m. EDT of the first briefing to discuss ARM’s contributions to the Journey to Mars and protection of our planet.” “This event […]

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  • September 14, 2016
One Ton of American Ingenuity on the Surface of Mars

Image: Mars Curiosity Front Hazcam on Sol 0 “This image was taken by Front Hazcam: Left A (FHAZ_LEFT_A) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 0 (2012-08-06 06:23:34 UTC) . Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.” Statement by the President on Curiosity Landing on Mars “Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history. The successful landing of Curiosity – the most sophisticated roving laboratory ever to land on another […]

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  • August 6, 2012
Holdren and Bolden Respond To Krauthammer

NASA Reaching for New Heightsm Charles Bolden and Dr. John P. Holdren: “In his gloomy Washington Post commentary today on yesterday’s ceremony transferring ownership of the Space Shuttle Discovery from NASA to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Charles Krauthammer urged readers to think of that transfer as the funeral for U.S. leadership in space. Nothing could be further from the truth. The United States remains far and away […]

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  • April 20, 2012
Hearing on China, OSTP & NASA (Political Theater Synopsis)

Keith’s note: As you can see from this screen shot from the hearing’s webcast (shown only on NASA TV) as John Holdren and Charlie Bolden were testifying, that virtually no one other than Rep. Rohrabacher, ranking member Rep. Carnahan, and their staffs even bothered to show up for this hearing. A few selected tweets: – Rohrabacher: DOJ says that WH can do whatever it wants in terms of diplomacy. My […]

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  • November 2, 2011
Hearing: Wolf Vs NASA/OSTP on China

Hearing: Efforts to Transfer America’s Leading Edge Science to China “Panel I – Rep. Frank Wolf – Thomas Armstrong, Managing Associate General Counsel, GAO – John Holdren, OSTP Director – Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator Panel II – Rick Fisher, Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center – Elizabeth Economy, Ph. D., Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations” Office of Science and Technology Policy–Bilateral Activities with China, October 11, 2011 “Section […]

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  • October 25, 2011
NASA Scientific Integrity Response Under Fire

NASA Might Be Open to Boosting Whistleblower Protections, Wired “Under attack for leaving whistleblowers out to dry, NASA has tentatively signaled that it’s open to changing its policies. “We believe that strongly enforcing existing protections is not something to be embarrassed about,” said NASA spokesperson Bob Jacobs. “That said, if NASA’s science community wants to consider the pros and cons of advancing additional protections, we would not discourage such a […]

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  • August 22, 2011
Jack Marburger

Statement by Director John P. Holdren on the Passing of Jack Marburger “It is with great sadness that I note the passing of Dr. John H. Marburger, III, former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Science Advisor to President George W. Bush. Jack Marburger leaves a legacy of exceptional public service and substantial scientific contributions. He was the Nation’s longest-serving Presidential Science Advisor, and […]

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  • July 29, 2011
Two Views: Where Have We Been – Where Are We Going?

America’s space program is crashing, opinion, Mark Albrecht, Washington Times “The conventional wisdom in the federal bureaucracy is that you can reduce spending or you can restructure, reprioritize and reorganize. You can cut programs or start new programs. But you can’t do both. Now, our backs are to the wall. To re-establish our leadership in space, we must defy conventional wisdom and cut spending, start new initiatives and radically restructure […]

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  • July 7, 2011

AIP FYI Number 57: May 16, 2011 OSTP Director Testifies Before House Appropriators “NASA: When asked by Wolf why NASA’s FY 2012 budget request was flat, Holdren replied that the Administration was trying to build the agency back up, but “we are living . . . in an extremely difficult budget time.” He continued, “unfortunately, at this particular juncture, there’s not enough money.” Wolf agreed with Holdren, but criticized the […]

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  • May 16, 2011
House Hearing On R&D Budgets For FY 2012

Hearing Charter: An Overview of the Administration’s Federal Research and Development Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 (NASA Excerpt) “The FY12 budget request for NASA is $18.7 billion, the same amount requested in FY10. Congress fully funded the agency’s request in the FY10 appropriations bill, a level which has continued to this day. For the four-year runout (FY13 – FY16), NASA’s budget projection assumes identical funding for each year – $18.7 […]

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  • February 17, 2011