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Satellite imagery illustrates reach of Gulf oil spill

Source: Spaceflight Now A NASA spacecraft circling more than 400 miles above Earth has snapped a striking picture of oil streaming ashore in Mississippi, adding another photo to the growing catalog of satellite images of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Earth Observing 1, or EO 1, satellite spotted the oil encroaching on Petit [...]

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102 Huntsville Constellation workers laid off Tuesday; total nears 300

Source: Alabama Local News HUNTSVILLE, AL. – A key NASA contractor laid off 102 aerospace workers in Huntsville Tuesday, sources said, bringing to nearly 300 the number reportedly sent home in the last week as the Constellation rocket program collapses toward a funding deadline today. Jacobs ESTS group, a prime contractor for Constellation, made the [...]

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NASA budget: Lawmakers make no decision on Constellation, space shuttle future

Source: Orlando Sentinel WASHINGTON — A key congressional committee sidestepped a potential vote on NASA’s future Tuesday, opting to take no position on White House plans to scrap NASA’s moon-rocket program and replace the space shuttle with commercial rockets. The House subcommittee with oversight of NASA’s budget did agree, however, to withhold funding for the [...]

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Statement by NASA Administrator, Charles Bolden

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s new National Space Policy: “NASA is pleased to be an integral part of President Obama’s National Space Policy. NASA’s new direction, announced as part of the fiscal year 2011 budget, is embodied in the new National Space Policy. I would like [...]

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Statement by Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke

Presidential directive prioritizes space commerce, environmental obserevations and international cooperation President Obama’s new National Space Policy sets goals and guidelines for American space activities and promotes a robust and competitive U.S. commercial space sector, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said today.  The policy also puts increased emphasis on space-based environmental observations and international cooperation, both [...]

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