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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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DoD Considers New Military Service for Space Operations

The Defense Department is looking into the creation of a new military service that will focus on space operations, Washington Examiner reported Thursday. Kenneth Rapuano, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense and global security, said during a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing that the establishment of a Space Force is among a …

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DoD Works With Interagency Group on Space Industrial Base Review

The Defense Department is working with NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Reconnaissance Office on the space portion of a report on the state of the defense industrial base, Space News reported Sunday. Brennan Hogan Grignon, industry outreach director for the defense secretary, said at a House Aerospace Caucus event that the …

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Report: Jeffrey DeWit Confirmed as NASA CFO

The Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit, former treasurer of Arizona, as chief financial officer of NASA, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Wednesday. Nominated to serve as CFO in December 2017, DeWit is President Trump’s first NASA nominee to obtain Senate confirmation. The new NASA CFO previously chaired the Arizona State Board of Investments and served as …

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NASA Concludes Structural Qualification Tests on SLS Engine Section

NASA engineers have completed structural qualification tests on the Space Launch System‘s core stage engine section at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. The rocket’s four RS-25 engines and two solid rocket booster attachments will compose the engine section located beneath the SLS’ 212-foot-tall core stage, NASA said Saturday. The engine section is designed …

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NASA Vet James Reilly to be Nominated USGS Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate James Reilly, a former NASA astronaut and current technical adviser at the U.S. Air Force‘s National Security Space Institute, as director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Reilly spent 13 years at NASA and participated in three of the agency’s spaceflight missions that recorded more than 856 hours over …

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