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On the 40th anniversary of the successful U.S. mission to the moon, proud celebrations took place to recognize the accomplishments by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration. There was even a well-timed space mission, with NASA's Space Shuttle blasting off to carry additional gear to the International Space Station, the research facility that orbits 220 miles above the Earth's surface. Still, the NASA of today is struggling to live up to its storied past. The Shuttle program, for example, has been plagued by chronic cost overruns and delays. The Shuttle will be retired next year, even though it will be at least ...
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RLV and Space Transport News » Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne joins ...
Washington, D.C., Monday, July 19, 2010 � The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has joined the Federation as an Associate Member. With 3,100 employees across Florida, California, Alabama, and Mississippi, including more than 1,800 employees in Southern California, the company is a leading provider of propulsion and power systems for space flight. James G. Maser, President of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, stated, �Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is excited to be a part of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Joining the Commercial Spaceflight Federation will enable us to better ... market research, surveys and trends
FLORIDA SPACErePORT: July 12, 2010
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. said Monday it has selected a location in Falls Church, Va., to be its new corporate headquarters. Los Angeles-based Northrop said it will begin operations in the new facility next summer. Northrop announced in January that it was moving its corporate offices to the Washington, D.C., area to be closer to government customers. In April, Virginia beat out Maryland and Washington, D.C, in an tax incentives battle to land the new office. (7/12) Obama’s Latest Reform? NASA: Norm Augustine’s Subversive Agenda (Source: Canada Free Press) The Committee to Review U.S. Human ... market research, surveys and trends

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More than 30 seek share of $40 million in post-shuttle jobs funds ...
With $40 million in federal grants on the table, Space Coast entrepreneurs, companies and local government agencies had no shortage of proposals Tuesday of how spend it to bring jobs to an already-struggling region that is bracing for deep NASA cuts. One company wanted federal money to help build high-efficiency cars in Brevard County. Another sought money to make high-efficiency light bulbs. A third wants to see an international space, Earth and oceanic science think tank developed at Kennedy Space Center. When the space shuttle program ends, probably early next year, up to 9,000 NASA jobs will go away at KSC. President Barack ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Commercial Space Watch - Your Daily Source for Space Business News ...
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has joined the Federation as an Associate Member. »» NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Technology To Play Key Role In New Open Source Initiative [Monday, July 19, 2010] The core technology developed for NASA's Nebula cloud computing platform has been selected as a contributor for OpenStack, a newly-launched open source cloud computing initiative. »» The Senate NASA Compromise: A Hinge of History? [Sunday, July 18, 2010] Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Space Committee marked up a draft of a proposed ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Joins the Commercial Spaceflight Federation ...
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has joined the Federation as an Associate Member. With 3,100 employees across Florida, California, Alabama, and Mississippi, including more than 1,800 employees in Southern California, the company is a leading provider of propulsion and power systems for space flight. James G. Maser, President of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, stated, "Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is excited to be a part of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Joining the Commercial Spaceflight Federation will enable us to better collaborate with industry to serve both ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
House takes steps to preserve Ares rocket and manned space flight
WASHINGTON, D.C.— A stalwart of NASA’s manned space program and the Ares 1 rocket, Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today announced that the House version of the NASA Authorization Act of 2010 officially includes language calling for the preservation of the Ares 1 rocket and the Orion space capsule. The draft legislative language, backed by Bishop, was released today by the House Committee on Science and Technology. If passed, the bill would help preserve thousands of jobs as well as key components of America’s missile defense capabilities. The exact language citing the Ares rocket can be found here on page 6. “It is extremely ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Mark Sirangelo is the new chairman of the - Commercial Spaceflight ...
In addition, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) has elected a slate of ... Hall of Fame, Defense Industry Fast Track 50, Deloitte's Fast Track 500, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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3) stimulating commercial space flight capabilities; and .... National Defense Research Committee (WWII). – Led by Vannevar Bush, Chairman of NACA ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Exploring the Commercial Space Launch Act – University of Richmond ...
TO BOLDLY GO WHERE ONLY A SELECT FEW HAVE GONE BEFORE:  Exploring the Commercial Space Launch Act and the Legal Risks Associated With Reaching for the stars Brent M. Timberlake * “ Unless we turn human growth and energy toward the challenges and promises of space, our only other choice may be the awful risk, currently demonstrable, of stumbling into a cycle of fratricide and regression which could end all chances of our evolving further or of even surviving. ”[1] I.  Introduction It was January 28, 1986; virtually every student in every classroom was glued to the television to watch Christa McAuliffe become the first ...
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The Budget funds NASA to contract with industry to provide ...
We've lost the Moon. But have we gained the solar system while boosting commercial space ventures? "The President’s Budget cancels Constellation and replaces it with a bold new approach that invests in the building blocks of a more capable approach to space exploration," states the Office of Management and Budget's Fact Sheet on NASA's 2011 budget. NASA will get additional $6 billion over the next five years tacked on to the current budget of just under $18 billion. The budget information released so far does not provide for a specific destination for humans in space. So, while some see this new ...
Why Fund Space Exploration / Astronomy? | Ask MetaFilter
space exploration...seems fun and interesting....worth the money? Ha! It hardly seems worth it, let alone doing it in piece of shit shuttles with an f'd up space program...at least spend the money well The spin-off benefits of the space program are immense. Literally millions of people across the world are alive today thanks to the dialysis machines developed as part of the space program. CAT scanners were originally built by NASA to quality check components. The list is practically endless... software QA methods, building materials, Tang. Well...I'm sure others will disagree, but for me it's a question of ...