NASA Administrator and a Wash100 award recipient Jim Bridenstine announced in December that the space agency’s GeoCarb Earth science hosted payload mission passed its confirmation review, SpaceNews reported Sunday.Read More »
Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, has announced the completion of the core stage that would support the first Artemis mission's launch, Space News reported Tuesday. The space agency's Michoud Assembly Facility is ready to send out the Space Launch System rocket's core stage by this year's end, ahead of the launch scheduled for 2021.Read More »
Robert Pearce, the acting associate administrator of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, has been appointed to assume his role on a full-time basis. He oversees the strategy moving NASA's research across multiple aeronautical areas such as airspace operations, aviation concepts and integrated aviation systems, the space agency said Tuesday.Read More »
Doug Loverro, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said the space agency essentially requires the Space Launch System to pursue the manned lunar mission planned for 2024, Space News reported Wednesday. Loverro made this statement with Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, against criticisms on SLS' high sustainment costs compared to those of commercial launch vehicles.Read More »
Douglas Loverro, former deputy assistant secretary for space policy at the Department of Defense, has been appointed associate administrator of NASA's human exploration and operations mission directorate.Read More »
NASA has issued a potential five-year, $24.9M contract to West Virginia University Research Corporation for finance operations and maintenance efforts at Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility.
The research center will provide the IV&V facility with administration, project management, facilities maintenance, information technology janitorial support and other services under the under the cost-no-fee contract, the space agency said Thursday.Read More »
Clayton Turner, deputy center director of NASA's Langley Research Center, has been named the site's next director. He will oversee a 3,400-person workforce of scientists, engineers, researchers and support personnel, succeeding David Bowles who will retire on Sept. 30 after 39 years with NASA, the agency said Tuesday.Read More »