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NASA administrator Bridenstine wants everyone to know he still has faith in the SLS

Well, that certainly didn't take long! Just a day after NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine alluded to the possibility of flying the new Orion crew capsule's first experimental trip around the Moon using a pair of commercial rockets instead of NASA's own Space Launch System which is still in development, he's issued a new statement assuring everyone that the SLS is still a major part of NASA's future.In a new memo sent to all NASA employees and contractors, Bridenstine clarifi...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


NASA admin: What if we switched one delayed SLS for two commercial launchers?

Bridenstine reckons the agency should try sticking to its dates Fresh from a budget that has deferred the future of NASA's mega-rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), the agency's own administrator has hinted that the present is looking iffy as well.…
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NASA may be forced to rely on a commercial rocket to test its new crew capsule

NASA is betting big on its Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft as a one-two punch that will send astronauts on missions to the Moon and beyond. Both the Orion and SLS are currently in development, but they're not progressing at nearly the same rate.This leaves NASA in a bit of a pinch as it looks at its immediate schedule. A lunar test flight of the Orion, perched atop the SLS rocket to send it on its way, was supposed to take place by the middle of 2020, but the SLS is way behind sched...
Tags: Science, Senate, Nasa, Orion, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


A NASA Journey to the Moon May Need to Find Another Rocket or Two

Mounting delays to the Space Launch System, primarily built by Boeing, are leading the agency to consider alternative forms of transport.
Tags: News, Nasa, Boeing, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space and Astronomy, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Bridenstine, James F (1975-


NASA’s new rocket won’t be ready for moon shot next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s top official says the space agency’s new rocket won’t be ready for a moon shot next year. Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee Wednesday he’s considering switching to commercial rockets to preserve the June 2020 launch date. Bridenstine says two commercial rockets would be needed, one to launch […]
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NASA boss says first Martian ‘likely to be a woman’

An upcoming spacewalk at the International Space Station will feature two female astronauts for the very first time. NASA didn't specifically plan it as an "all-woman spacewalk," but things just kind of shook out that way, and as NASA's ranks are inching closer to an even split between male and female astronauts, some are wondering about how that might affect upcoming trips to the Moon and eventually Mars.When NASA's Apollo missions sent mankind to the Moon things were a lot differen...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Moon, Mars, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


SpaceX's new spaceship for people has returned to Earth, completing its first and 'absolutely critical' mission for NASA

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, just completed the first flight of a new spaceship designed to fly people. The ship, called Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida on Friday following a six-day mission in space. Crew Dragon is designed to fly NASA's astronauts to and from space, but this experimental mission, called Demo-1, carried only cargo and a crash-test dummy. The administrator of NASA said before the spacecraft's launch last week that Demo-1 "is a ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, New York, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Mars, Bob, Jeff Bezos, Demo, Boeing


SpaceX kicks off a 'new era in spaceflight' with the Crew Dragon launch

It's been a momentous Saturday for SpaceX, and for the future of crewed voyages into space. At 2:49 a.m. ET, the American aerospace company founded by Elon Musk staged its first launch of Crew Dragon. It's big news because this is the first time a commercial interest has launched a spacecraft that was built to carry humans. LIFTOFF! The next big leap in a new chapter of U.S. human spaceflight systems has left the pad. @SpaceX’s #CrewDragon demo flight will be the 1st commercially-bu...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Iss, Demo, Boeing, Ripley, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, International Space Station Hitching


Elon Musk says he would ride SpaceX's new Dragon spaceship into orbit — and build a moon base with NASA

SpaceX just launched Crew Dragon — a commercial spaceship designed for NASA — into orbit for the first time on Saturday morning. No people are on board, but NASA said the mission is "a critical first step" toward flying atronauts. Crew Dragon will try to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday, then return to Earth on Friday. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said he'd be willing to ride one of his company's Dragon ships. Astronauts that are actually scheduled to do so said they fe...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Bob, Iss, Boeing, Musk, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Elon


Elon Musk says he'd happily ride SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship — 'I think it's a good vehicle'

SpaceX just launched Crew Dragon — a commercial spaceship designed for NASA astronauts — into orbit for the first time on Saturday morning. No people are on board, but NASA said it's "a very critical mission" for proving the vehicle is safe to fly humans. Crew Dragon will attempt to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday then return to Earth on Thursday. During a press briefing after launch, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said he'd be willing to ride one of his company's Dragon...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Bob, Iss, Boeing, Musk, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Elon


Elon Musk's SpaceX and NASA launch new astronaut capsule

Elon Musk's SpaceX has successfully  launched a rocket out of the Earth's atmosphere in a significant step towards reviving  the USA's human spaceflight programme. The unmanned crew capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Florida bound for the International Space Station at 7.49am GMT on Saturday. NASA and SpaceX successfully launched the new astronaut capsule on a week-long trip to the International Space Station and back - a key step towards resuming manned space flights f...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Usa, Science, Russia, US, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Moon, Sigourney Weaver, Iss, Boeing, Musk


SpaceX and NASA prepare to test new astronaut capsule

NASA and SpaceX are counting down to the launch of a new astronaut capsule on a week-long trip to the International Space Station and back - a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil after an eight-year break. This time around, the only occupant on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will be a dummy named Ripley. But if the test goes smoothly, NASA plans to put two astronauts aboard by the end of the year. The new capsule will blast off aboard a rocket built by SpaceX - ru...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, US, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Moon, Sigourney Weaver, Iss, Boeing, Cape Canaveral, Ripley, Cape Canaveral Florida


Trump just got a step closer to creating a US Space Force. Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut and Senate hopeful, has said it's 'a dumb idea.'

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4, which seeks to create a sixth US military branch called the Space Force. Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut who recently announced his bid for US Senate, has said a Space Force "is a dumb idea." That's because the US Air Force already has the Space Command and a space force. Opponents of the Space Force also say it would add billions to government spending without meaningful change in military operations. President Donald T...
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Trump just got a step closer to creating a US Space Force. Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut and Senate hopeful, said it's 'a dumb idea.'

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4, which aims to create a sixth US military branch called the Space Force. Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut who recently announced his bid for US Senate, has said a Space Force "is a dumb idea." That's because the US Air Force already has a Space Command and a space force. Opponents of the Space Force also say it would add billions to government spending without meaningful change in military operations. President Donald Trum...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Congress, Colorado, Navy, Senate, China, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, House Of Representatives, Arizona


NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay

NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, told reporters Thursday that the agency plans to speed up plans backed by President Donald Trump to return to the moon, using private companies. "It's important that we get back to the moon as fast as possible," said Bridenstine in a meeting at NASA's Washington headquarters, adding he hoped to have astronauts back there by 2028.
Tags: Science, Washington, US, Nasa, Moon, Donald Trump, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


NASA Declares Its Longest-Running Mars Rover Dead After 15 Years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate just three months but kept going and going, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the red planet. The six-wheeled vehicle that helped gather critical evidence that ancient Mars might have been hospitable to life was remarkably spry up until eight months ago, when it was finally doomed by a ferocious dust storm. Flight controllers tried numerous times to make contact and sent one final ...
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Postponed by Shutdown, NASA's Day of Remembrance Happens Next Week

NASA will hold its annual Day of Remembrance on Feb. 7, agency officials announced Tuesday (Jan. 29). The Day of Remembrance honors the 17 NASA astronauts who died in the agency's three tragedies -- the Apollo 1 fire in 1967, the loss of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986 and the destruction of the shuttle Columbia in 2003. These three accidents all occurred between Jan. 27 and Feb. 1 in their respective years, which is why the Day of Remembrance is held in late January or early February...
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NASA Is Back To Work, But the Effects of the Government Shutdown Linger

Following a record 35-day government shutdown, thousands of civil servants and contractors are heading back to work this week at NASA's various centers throughout the country. "These first few days back on the job will be consumed with practical matters, such as figuring out employee backpay and how to dive back into projects," reports The Verge. "The shutdown will undoubtedly result in delays for some of NASA's long-term programs, too, but it'll be a while before the space agency can fully asse...
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An extraordinary year of rocket launches, meteor showers, and space exploration is coming. Here's a 2019 calendar of space events you can't miss.

The 2019 calendar is full of major events in spaceflight, planetary science, and astronomy. SpaceX and Boeing hope to launch NASA astronauts inside commercial spaceships for the first time next year. Elon Musk may also conduct a test launch of his rocket company's "Starship" spacecraft. Plus, humanity will make its farthest-ever visit to a planet-like object, and China intends to return its first lunar soil samples to Earth. Meteor showers, total lunar and solar eclipses, and other night-sky ...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Boeing, New Horizons, Pluto, Falcon Heavy, Chang, EarthSky, Ultima Thule, Mars China, Jim Bridenstine


2019 will be an extraordinary year in space. Here's what NASA, SpaceX, and the night sky have in store for planet Earth.

The 2019 calendar is full of major events in spaceflight, planetary science, and astronomy. SpaceX and Boeing hope to launch NASA astronauts inside commercial spaceships for the first time next year. Elon Musk may also conduct a test launch of his rocket company's "Starship" spacecraft. Plus, humanity will make its farthest-ever visit to a planet-like object, and China intends to return its first lunar soil samples to Earth. Meteor showers, total lunar and solar eclipses, and other night-sky ...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Boeing, New Horizons, Pluto, Falcon Heavy, Chang, EarthSky, Ultima Thule, Mars China, Jim Bridenstine


NASA's first moon landings in nearly 50 years may happen in 2019. The agency thinks these 9 companies can get it to the lunar surface.

It's been nearly half a century since NASA last landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface. On Thursday, the space agency announced it is offering up to $2.6 billion in contracts to nine American companies in hopes of landing on the moon by 2022. NASA wants the companies to submit bids to fly the agency's experiments aboard commercial moon landers. The administrator of NASA hopes the program will help forge a "robust marketplace" for faster, lower-cost commercial exploration of the moon and eve...
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NASA's first moon landings in nearly 50 years may happen in 2019. The agency thinks these 9 companies can get them to the lunar surface.

It's been nearly half a century since NASA last landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface. On Thursday, the space agency announced it is offering up to $2.6 billion in contracts to nine American companies in hopes of landing on the moon by 2022. NASA wants the companies to submit bids to fly the agency's experiments aboard commercial moon landers. The administrator of NASA hopes the program will help forge a "robust marketplace" for faster, lower-cost commercial exploration of the moon and eve...
Tags: Elon Musk, Israel, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Falcon Heavy, Cape Canaveral Florida, Littleton Colorado, Mojave California, Peregrine


NASA chief says Elon Musk won't be smoking joints publicly again

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine elaborated this week on the reasons why the US space agency launched a safety review of SpaceX and Boeing, which are building spaceships for astronauts, including their workplace culture and drug-free policies. "We've had a number of conversations," Bridenstine was quoted as telling The Atlantic magazine. Speaking later to AFP, Bridenstine said the review shows how seriously NASA takes the safety of its astronauts.
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'That was not appropriate behavior': NASA roasted Elon Musk for smoking weed live on the internet

NASA boss Jim Bridenstine has told reporters that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk smoking week on a podcast "was not appropriate behavior." Bridenstine said he's had "a number of conversations" with Musk about the incident, and "you won't be seeing that again." Bridenstine confirmed he has ordered a safety review of NASA's contractors SpaceX and Boeing after Musk smoked, but said that was always the plan. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters on Thursday that Elon Musk smoking weed live on t...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Washington Post, US, Trends, Nasa, Atlantic, Jeff Bezos, Boeing, Musk, Joe Rogan, Marina Koren, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


Elon Musk will not smoke cannabis on a podcast again, says Nasa boss amid concern over billionaire's behaviour

Elon Musk will not be smoking cannabis in public again, the boss of Nasa has assured the public, amid concern about the SpaceX boss's behaviour. Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine has said that Mr Musk has promised not to repeat a moment where he smoked a joint and drank whisky on a comedian's podcast. “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organisations need to take that as an example of what to do when you lead an organisation tha...
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You won't see Elon Musk smoking weed in public again, NASA admin says

To be fair, it was just that one time, when Musk appeared to be smoking weed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, but it was enough to ruffle NASA's feathers. “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organizations need to take that as an example of what to do when you lead an organization that’s going to launch American astronauts,” Bridenstine told reporters at a meeting at NASA's headquarters Thursday.
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You won't see Elon Musk smoking weed in public again, NASA admin says

Elon Musk's days of smoking weed in public are, apparently, over.  To be fair, it was just that one time, when Musk appeared to be smoking weed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, but it was enough to ruffle NASA's feathers. And NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Musk will not be doing it again, The Atlantic reported Thursday. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' isn't meshing with Mexico's tequila industry “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that di...
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NASA Is Outsourcing Its Next Moon Lander To a Private Company

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine U.S. companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there, he said. The Press Herald reports: The goal is to get small science and technology experiments to the surface of the moon as soon as possible. The first flight could be next year; 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. "We're going at...
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Elon Musk won’t smoke weed and drink whiskey on a podcast again, says NASA admin

Following Elon Musk’s recent appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast – during which he smoked weed and drank whiskey while on the air – NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said the SpaceX CEO promised him he will not behave inappropriately in public again. Bridenstine has every right to be concerned; SpaceX, along with Boeing, has been tasked with developing transportation systems for NASA to fly its astronauts into space Speaking at a meeting of reporters at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Br...
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NASA Chooses Private Companies for Future Moon Landings

Nine companies will vie for a share of more than $2 billion dollars to build small landers to carry experimental payloads to the lunar surface.
Tags: News, Nasa, Moon, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Private Spaceflight, Space and Astronomy, Mars (Planet, Bridenstine, James F (1975-