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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. The White House said Tuesday the National Science Foundation will award $35 million in research funds over a five-year period to support research …

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NASA Appoints Aerospace Consultant Patricia Sanders as Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Chair

NASA has appointed Patricia Sanders, an independent aerospace consultant, to succeed Vice Adm. Joseph Dryer as chairperson of the space agency’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. The advisory committee works to provide safety performance reports to NASA and Congress, the space agency said Tuesday. Sanders has worked in the federal government for …

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GAO: NASA Should Run Orion Program Analysis to Determine Cost & Schedule Risk Impacts

The Government Accountability Office has urged NASA to perform an updated joint cost and schedule confidence level analysis on its Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle program to determine risks and inform programmatic decisions. GAO said in a report published Wednesday NASA’s earlier JCL analysis on Orion involved cost and schedule estimates that met 7 …

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GAO: NASA Should Re-Evaluate Space Launch System Program Cost, Schedule

The Government Accountability Office has found that NASA‘s Space Launch System program still faces limited schedule and cost reserves that GAO believes could undermine the space agency’s goal of launching the heavy-lift rocket with an unmanned Orion spacecraft by November 2018. NASA has worked to address some of the program’s technical issues that were cited by GAO …

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NASA Picks 13 Space Tech Payloads From Academia & Industry For Flight Tests

NASA has chosen 13 space technology payloads built by academic and industry teams for flight tests and demonstrations aboard parabolic aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital launch vehicles. The agency said Wednesday its Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Flight Opportunities program picked payloads that cover technology areas such as fluids and heat transfer testing, sample retrieval, …

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Sen. John Hoeven Eyes North Dakota as Hub for NASA UAS Traffic Mgmt Program

Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) has met with NASA leaders to discuss opportunities for the space agency to establish an unmanned aircraft systems traffic management program in North Dakota he believes would highlight the state’s UAS sector. Hoeven seeks to help facilitate a partnership between NASA’s Ames Research Center, Northern Plains UAS Test Site and …

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GAO Urges Federal Agencies to Identify Opportunities for Budget Requirements Standardization

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Management and Budget, the Energy Department, NASA, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to explore strategies to standardize budget or procurement requirements. GAO said Friday it interviewed officials from universities and stakeholder organizations and they pinpointed factors that contribute to …

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