NASA FY2018 Budget

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NASA FY2018 Budget

Post by Christopher K. » May 24th, 2017, 4:26 pm

NASA 2018 budget documents have been posted for public consumption. Accompanying the documents is an almost-ninety-second video titled "NASA: Dream. Innovate. Build. Discover." The video has much text in it...
What is possible? / What can we do? / Where can we go? / NASA will continue world leadership in space.
The video states that NASA is "on target" to launch the James Webb in 2018, and that it will send another rover to Mars in 2020.
We'll develop new technologies to reach into space. / We'll expand industry partnerships to support strong economic growth. Commercial companies soon will send our astronauts into space. / We'll make air travel safer and more efficient.
The video mentions the SLS and Orion which will send astronauts on deep space missions, and the current developing mission to investigate Europa.

The FY2018 Index:
https://www.nasa.gov/news/budget/index.html

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Re: NASA FY2018 Budget

Post by Christopher K. » October 31st, 2017, 4:10 pm

Today at 9am CDT on NASA-TV1, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Representative James Bridenstine to be NASA Administrator. Bridenstine has nine years active duty in the U.S. Navy. He currently represents Oklahoma's First Congressional District.

About Bridenstine:
https://bridenstine.house.gov/biography/

Jason Davis' 1 September writeup on the nomination:
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-da ... nated.html

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Re: NASA FY2018 Budget

Post by Christopher K. » April 23rd, 2018, 1:42 pm

Vice President Mike Pence is now swearing in new NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Expedition 55 crew members Scott Tingle, Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold are offering their congratulations. After, Pence and Bridenstine will meet with senior NASA officials. The ceremony can be seen live on both NASA-TVs.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/vice ... television

NASA TV:
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public

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Re: NASA FY2018 Budget

Post by Christopher K. » April 25th, 2018, 5:12 pm

The rebroadcast of Bridenstine's swearing-in will be shown on both NASA-TVs at 7pm CDT, 9pm CDT and 11pm CDT today; and at 1am CDT tomorrow.

NASA has a lot going on this year. The Juno spacecraft will investigate Jupiter at least through July; there may be an extension of the mission. Meanwhile, the InSight mission launches to Mars no earlier than 5 May.

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Re: NASA FY2018 Budget

Post by Christopher K. » August 16th, 2018, 1:26 pm

Tomorrow at 4pm CDT NASA-TV will rebroadcast a town hall meeting Jim Bridenstine conducted at Johnson Space Center. NASA's sixtieth anniversary is in October, and the Parker Solar Probe recently lifted off on its historic mission to "touch the Sun".

Bridenstine was also at a town hall meeting in May...
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/nasa ... adquarters

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Re: NASA FY2018 Budget

Post by Christopher K. » August 23rd, 2018, 10:31 am

Today, viewers of both NASA-TVs will be able to see (beginning at 12:45pm CDT) Vice President Mike Pence visit the Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss future space exploration. The discussion will be rebroadcast at 2pm CDT.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/vice ... nson-space

About Mike Pence:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/people/mike-pence/

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Re: NASA FY2018 Budget

Post by Christopher K. » August 29th, 2018, 1:13 pm

At 7pm CDT and 9pm CDT tonight, NASA-TV will rebroadcast Administrator Bridenstine's words to the NASA Advisory Council.

Here was the planned agenda for the two-day meeting...
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/file ... 18_arc.pdf

The NAC was the result of the merging in 1977 of two other structures...
https://www.nasa.gov/offices/nac/about.html

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Re: NASA FY2018 Budget

Post by Christopher K. » September 12th, 2018, 7:15 pm

At 9pm CDT NASA-TV will rebroadcast the final Orion spacecraft parachute drop test. Demo-1 (without occupants) will take place in November, and Demo-2 (with occupants) in April. Good times!

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Re: NASA FY2018 Budget

Post by Christopher K. » September 26th, 2018, 11:41 am

Today at 1:15pm CDT, Administrator Bridenstine will be in Russell Senate Office Building Room 253 to testify; the topic will be "Global Space Race: Ensuring the United States Remains the Leader in Space".

Bridenstine will testify for the Senate Subcomittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness. The current chairman is Ted Cruz; the other members are Tammy Baldwin, Shelley Moore Capito, Cory Gardner, Maggie Hassan, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, Edward Markey, Jerry Moran, Gary Peters, Brian Schatz, Dan Sullivan, Tom Udall.

More information:
https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/ ... r-in-space

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