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Frank Wolf Says Goodbye and Yes He Still Hates China

Rep. Frank Wolf Comments at Space Policy Institute “I want America to beat China back to the Moon and be the first to Mars.  I want the international community – countries that share our interests and values – working with the U.S., not the People’s Liberation Army, on their exploration programs.  But this requires vision and leadership.  Congress can only do so much without the White House, and unfortunately I […]

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  • April 29, 2014
House NASA Budget Hearing: Lots of Snark and Insults

Room is virtually empty for #NASA Request and Oversight of @NASA Security hearing. But they say this is "important" — NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) April 8, 2014 Keith’s note: There was a hearing today titled NASA Request and Oversight of NASA Security, Rep, Frank Wolf (R-VA) and John Culberson (R-TX) spent most of their time dumping on NASA and impugning Charlie Bolden’s honesty. Culberson also seems to think that North […]

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  • April 8, 2014
Is China Really Winning a Space Race with Us?

Wolf and Rogers Want Answers from Clapper on Implications of China’s Space Program, Space Policy Online “Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) wrote to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper today asking five questions about the implications for U.S. leadership in space and U.S. national security of China’s recent accomplishments in space, including landing a rover on the Moon last weekend.” Lost in Space, John Logsdon, […]

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  • December 20, 2013
NASA OIG Report on Bo Jiang and NASA Langley Actions

NASA OIG Report: Bo Jiang’s Access to NASA’s Langley Research Center “On March 16, 2013, agents from the Department of Homeland Security conducted a border search of former NASA contractor Bo Jiang at Dulles International Airport as part of an investigation of potential export control violations. Jiang, a citizen of the Peoples Republic of China, was preparing to fly home to China. After questioning him about what electronic media he […]

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  • October 22, 2013
Now The Shutdown Is to Blame for Kepler Meeting Problems

Keith’s note: The following is being sent out by the Kepler SciCon organizers: “We have just learned that the efforts of NASA’s Ames Research Center to ensure that our Chinese astronomer colleagues will be able to attend the Second Kepler Science Conference have been halted by the fact these approvals must be entered into a computer system at NASA HQ in Washington DC. Because of the ongoing federal government shutdown, […]

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  • October 11, 2013
Frank Wolf Dumps on NASA For Doing What He Told Them To Do

NASA ban on Chinese scientists ‘inaccurate’: lawmaker (Update), PhysOrg “However, Wolf’s office issued a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday seeking to correct an article on the matter that first appeared Friday in The Guardian newspaper, as well as NASA’s stance. “Unfortunately, the article is riddled with inaccuracies, as is, it appears, the guidance provided by NASA Ames staff to the attendees,” said the letter. The law “primarily […]

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  • October 8, 2013
Is Charlie Bolden Going To Visit China?

Keith’s note: According to this Facebook post: “On September 21 the Space Generation Advisory Council is hosting its SGC Gala Dinner in Beijing, China. Enjoy a nice evening with young professionals, students, and current space leaders from around the world, as well as our featured speaker, Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator.” Isn’t NASA supposed to be avoiding interactions with China? Or is Bolden just going to phone his speech in? I […]

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  • September 12, 2013
Wolf and Bolden's Vandalism at NTRS Continues

Keith’s note: The gutting of the NTRS continues. This report used to be on NTRS: “Distribution of pressure over model of the upper wing and aileron of a Fokker D-VII airplane, Fairbanks”, A J, NACA, 1927: “This report describes tests made for the purpose of determining the distribution of pressure over a model of the tapered portion of the upper wing and the aileron of a Fokker D-VII Airplane. Normal […]

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  • May 13, 2013
Charlie Bolden is Erasing NASA's History

Keith’s note: NASA SP-125 “Design of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines” was online for decades at NTRS. Not any more. (we have it online here) It was declassified on 30 Nov 1969. Here is an excerpt from the book’s preface: “This book intends to build a bridge for the student and the young engineer: to link the rocket propulsion fundamentals and elements (which are well covered in the literature) with the […]

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  • May 9, 2013
Bo Jiang To Plead Not Guilty; Will Ask For Jury Trial

Attorney: Former Chinese contractor at NASA’s Langley Research Center to plead not guilty, Washington Post “Jiang’s attorney Fernando Groene said Jiang was unfairly targeted and is looking forward to being vindicated. He said he plans to ask for a jury trial and wants Jiang’s side of the story coming out. Groene said Jiang was leaving the country because his work visa was about to expire and he had been unable […]

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  • March 22, 2013