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Rep. Brian Babin Introduces NASA Authorization Proposal

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas), chairman of the U.S. House Space Subcommittee, has introduced a bill that calls NASA to further coordinate with commercial partners in issues about space, SpaceNews reported Friday. The proposed legislation called NASA Authorization Act of 2018 will allot nearly $21 million for the space agency in …

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Jim Green to become NASA chief scientist in May

Jim Green, director of the planetary science division at NASA’s science mission director, has been appointed chief scientist at the space agency in a move that takes effect May 1. He will succeed the retiring Gale Allen, who has served as acting chief scientist since 2016, and will act as …

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NOAA Moves to Expedite Remote Sensing Tech Review Process

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office has moved to accelerate its licensing process for commercial Earth imaging systems, SpaceNews reported Thursday. The expedited process was partly driven by a 2017 agreement among the departments of Commerce, State, Defense and Interior and the Office of the …

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NASA Selects 25 Space Tech Proposals for 2018 NIAC Program

NASA has selected 25 early-stage concepts of different platforms that may aid future space exploration missions. The space agency said Saturday selected technology proposals for the 2018 Innovative Advanced Concepts program encompass the areas of meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarm and small orbital debris mapping. “The NIAC program gives NASA the opportunity to …

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House Committee OKs Space Exploration, Innovation Corps Program Expansion Bills

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee has unanimously passed two bills to increase U.S. space exploration technology development efforts and a third bill to expand the National Science Foundation’s entrepreneurial training program. The American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act, introduced by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama), would designate Marshall Space …

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