NASA has confirmed Jody Singer, a 33-year agency veteran, as the director of the Marshall Space Flight Center.
The space agency said Friday Singer will oversee the installation’s civil service and contractor workforce and annual budget of $2.8B.
NASA is set to conduct the last in a series of tests to qualify the use of the Orion spacecraft’s parachute system for missions to the moon and other outer space locations. The eighth and final test of Orion's parachute system will take place on Sept. 12 at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., the space agency said Friday.Read More »
NASA intends to buy additional upper stages from Boeing as the agency plans to perform two more launches of the Space Launch System’s Block 1 version designed for use in Exploration Mission 1, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. The plan to purchase additional Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stages comes as NASA seeks to …Read More »
A Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday passed its fiscal 2019 spending bill that would authorize $21.3 billion in funds for NASA, representing a $1.4 billion increase from the president’s budget request for the agency, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Tuesday. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) led the markup of the Senate Appropriations commerce, justice …Read More »
House lawmakers have called on the Senate to speed up the confirmation of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) for the NASA administrator role in light of Robert Lightfoot’s decision to retire as the agency’s acting chief by the end of April. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas), chairman of the House space subcommittee, …Read More »
NASA loaded a test model of heavy-lift rocket intertank onto a barge Thursday at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans for shipment to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Marshall’s engineers will conduct tests to determine if the structural hardware for the Space Launch System‘s 212-foot-long core stage can withstand extreme launch and …Read More »
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget proposal would allocate approximately $20 billion for NASA and cancel the space agency’s funding of the International Space Station in 2025, Nextgov reported Monday. The proposal also includes funding for partnerships with private firms to send robots to the moon and advances a plan …Read More »
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 …Read More »
NASA plans to showcase an Orion stage adapter technology at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama before the space agency transfers the flight hardware to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The agency said Saturday it will display the spacecraft adapter at a media event on Tuesday ahead of preparations for the first integrated test …Read More »
Bill Hill, deputy associate administrator for exploration systems development at NASA, has said the agency would need to spend approximately $300 million to construct a new mobile launch platform for future missions of the Space Launch System, Space News reported Friday. Hill said Wednesday during the meeting of the NASA …Read More »