Tag Archives: Mars exploration

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to Create Public-Private Partnerships

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Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and Wash100 Award recipient, will deliver a keynote address during NASA’s Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting, which will stream live on NASA Television and the agency's website on Oct. 14th. Bridenstine will address NASA's Artemis program and announce the agency's latest Tipping Point selections and their potential impact on sustainable lunar exploration.

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NASA Publishes Economic Impact Report; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

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NASA has published the results of its agency wide economic impact report, showing that the agency has generated more than $64.3 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2019, supported more than 312,000 jobs nationwide and generated an estimated $7 billion in federal, state, and local taxes throughout the nation. 

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Bobby Braun to Return to NASA as Planetary Exploration Leader

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Bobby Braun, a former chief technologist of NASA, has been named leader of planetary exploration programs at the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory effective Jan. 15, Space News reported Wednesday. JPL Director Michael Watkins said NASA will study the feasibility of consolidating parts of the laboratory's Mars and solar system exploration directorates.

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NASA Seeks Info on Mars-Orbiting Telecom Satellites; John Grunsfeld Comments

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NASA is seeking information on commercial telecommunications satellites the agency plans to launch into the Mars orbit for future exploration missions in the planet. The request for information proposes business models in which NASA will procure communication relay orbiters and services from a commercial provider, NASA said Wednesday. “We are looking …

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NASA Advisory Council Adds Members to Help Guide Space Station, Mars Mission Aims

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Wanda Austin, Wayne Hale, Scott Hubbard, Miles O’Brien, Thomas Young and Kathryn Schmoll have been appointed to the NASA Advisory Council to help guide the agency’s leadership on making operational decisions. The appointees will advice the agency on missions in areas such as Mars exploration, commercial cargo services, the International Space Station, Orion and the Space Launch System, NASA said Wednesday. …

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