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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 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 & ISS Partners Formulate Standards to Promote Interoperability

NASA has partnered with its International Space Station associates to draft a set of standards on seven priority areas concerning global interoperability. These areas include avionics, communications, environmental control and life support systems, power systems, rendezvous operations, and robotics and thermal systems, the space agency said Tuesday. The collaboration seeks to improve …

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In-Q-Tel’s Lisa Porter Nominated as DoD Deputy Undersecretary for Research, Engineering

President Donald Trump has nominated Lisa Porter, an executive vice president at In-Q-Tel and director of IQT Labs, to be deputy undersecretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department, the White House announced Friday. Porter served as president of Teledyne Technologies‘ scientific and imaging business before she joined In-Q-Tel. Her federal career also includes time as …

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NASA, Rice University Develop ‘Upper Extremity’ Wearable Tech

NASA and Rice University have collaborated to build a wearable technology designed to activate the user’s elbow joints and the shoulder with a cable transmission system. The Soft Wearable Upper Extremity Garment, nicknamed “Armstrong,” uses Bowden cable actuators to manipulate synthetic tendons that cross the upper body, NASA said Saturday. The agency’s Wearable Robotics Laboratory …

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