When this blogger saw the headline of this 30 March article by Aviation Week’s senior space editor Frank Morring it seemed that the “program of record” that dare not speak its name had finally broken cover and spoken to the media after what was becoming a period of apparent self imposed vow of silence
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In that great tradition of immoveable objects encountering the unstoppable force it seems the force has won out and the object, the flexible path, aka plan A or doomed path, is succumbing to the force that is Congressional will
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s bill for authorising human spaceflight does not differ markedly from the leaked 9 February dated bill text revealed by Hyperbola last week
Ares/Orion is more of a Development program than a Research program, so I am not depressed to see it disappear. I am concerned to see NASA manned spaceflight disappear, since they provided world leadership in the 60s and part of the 70s. The result was America’s universities being the leader in Science/Engineering PhDs.
NASA’s first commercial foray, the commercial orbital transportation services progamme, also known as COTS, has seen a 60% hike in the agency’s investment with the fiscal year 2011 budget
US spaceflight website space.com has revealed that in a teleconference yesterday the US government’s Office of Management and Budgets’ director Peter Orszag and the White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer confirmed that president Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget request for NASA does not include the Constellation programme
Hyperbola is and will be working east coast time to cover the NASA budget publication and reactions to it
Is this going to see the big new vision annoucement?
This re-tweeted tweet care of the well informed Jeff Foust and this article in The Huntsville Times suggests that like the FY2010 budget the new spaceflight vision will be part of a second FY2011 budgetary submission to Congress
NASA’s Orion crew exploration vehicle could be launched by the latest version of Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket by 2019 according to a French government funded study.
The Ariane 5 Mid-Life Evolution (ME) variant, expected to come into operation by 2017, is capable of launching Orion for its missions to the International Space Station and the Moon
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