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A Report from the First Hearing on the 2015 NASA Budget

Casey Dreier • March 27, 2014 • 4

An animated NASA Administrator defended the commercial crew program as the fastest way to return to American access to low-Earth orbit in a hearing before the House Space Subcommittee today.

[Updated] To Europa!...Slowly. First Impressions of NASA's New Budget Request

Casey Dreier • March 07, 2014 • 5

Europa may get a mission...eventually. We give our first take on the 2015 NASA Budget request. How does Planetary Exploration fare? Which projects were cancelled? Will NASA capture an asteroid? And most importantly, what can you do about it?

Slate's Misleading Hit Piece on the Future of NASA

Casey Dreier • February 06, 2014 • 17

A response to Slate's recent piece on the future of NASA, correcting many of its myths and misconceptions about how NASA works.

A Protected Class of Programs at NASA?

Casey Dreier • December 10, 2013 • 8

The House Science Committee is considering giving a select few NASA programs special protected status against cancellation.

If we started today, how long would it take to get to Mars? With this budget, never.

Casey Dreier • June 19, 2013 • 6

The House of Representatives held a hearing today to discuss their proposed NASA authorization bill, which would fund Planetary Science, cut Earth Science, forbid asteroid retrieval, and command NASA to pursue a path to Mars via the Moon.

Orion service module, Ariane development highlight new ESA budget

Jason Davis • November 26, 2012 • 1

Representatives from the ESA approved a 10 billion euro budget for 2013-2017 during their Ministerial Council last week in Naples, Italy.

Checking in on NASA's Space Launch System

Jason Davis • July 11, 2012 • 6

Work continues on the Space Launch System, NASA's next-generation deep space vehicle slated to take humans beyond Earth for the first time since 1972.

SpaceX's Dragon returns to Earth, completes mission

Jason Davis • May 31, 2012 • 1

SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully completed its COTS 2 demo flight, as the capsule splashed down into the Pacific Ocean on May 31, 2012.

Dragon packed and ready for reentry

Jason Davis • May 30, 2012 • 1

After making history at the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has been re-loaded with cargo and is preparing for reentry.

Dragon makes history, berths with International Space Station

Jason Davis • May 25, 2012 • 1

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has been successfully grappled with the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 and berthed with the station's Harmony module.

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