According to the above video in 1976 Goddard Space Flight Center was a “kaleidoscope of extremes”. Is that still so Goddard workers of today? Hyperbola wants to know. But more importantly this video was about the center’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first liquid rocket engine flight, care of its name sake Robert H. Goddard. I think 1976 was the 200th anniversary of some small historically insignificant revolution as well but for the life of me my British mind can’t recall what it was…
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More details of President Barack Obama’s visit to Kennedy Space Center are emerging. It is now clear that KSC’s operations and checkout building, refurbished for use with the Constellation programme’s Orion crew exploration vehicle, will be the stage for the head of state’s speech about his plan that cancels that Moon return programme. Is this proof Obama can’t do irony?
WASHINGTON- On the afternoon of Thursday, April 15 President Barack Obama will visit Cape Canaveral, Florida and deliver remarks on the bold new course the Administration is charting for NASA and the future of U.S. leadership in human space flight.
Listening in from Frankfurt airport’s gate B31′s departure lounge yestreday this blogger wondered what would result from the morning’s surprise media telecon announcement that had the inspiring title of NASA Announces Future Work Assignments for Field Centers – and bar a few nuggets of info about the 15 April space summit what was left unsaid was more interesting
As the Constellation programme progressed it was always interesting to dig around for the latest multi-program integrated milestone schedule that would occasionally be available officially or unofficially on the web somewhere
Is Mars going to be the destination president Barack Obama will declare on 15 April, tax day? What could draw better responses than apparently announcing an unbelievable expensive lofty goal on the day US citizens have to file their tax returns?
If Obama’s 15 April Florida space conference wasn’t a big enough opportunity for protests by locals then the fact that it is the federal tax return deadline and so an important date for the tea bag party movement can only add to the potential murth – don’t let us down Daily Show!
While Shannon talks about a supply base of businesses that are going concerns without Shuttle, a chat Hyperbola had with Marshall Space Flight Center’s (MSFC) project office (after an email to Lockheed’s Michoud Assembly Facilty public affairs people) yesterday didn’t provide any hopeful information for any of the politicians seeking Shuttle extension
One of the criticisms of NASA’s Moon return Constellation programme was that it wasn’t going to get astronauts back to the Earth’s natural satellite until long after 2020
This report makes you wonder if Obama will face a Tea party, death panel like protest response to his forthcoming 15 April Florida space summit but Fox news does not appear to have decided to back the anti-flexible path coalition yet
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