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CSExtra – Top Space News for Friday, June 12, 2015

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday failed to back an amendment that would have restored 2016 funding for NASA’s commercial crew program to the White House request. Without the full $1.244 billion request, NASA will be unable to […]

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Today’s CSExtra, Thursday, June 11, 2015

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe.  The U.S. Senate Commerce, Justice and Science subcommittee responsible for NASA spending trims the agency’s 2016 Commercial Crew Program request, possibly locking in Russia’s role as the sole provider of astronaut transportation to the International Space Station into 2018 […]

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Book Review: The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

The Orbital Perspective – Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles by Ron Garan; Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.; $27.95 (Hardcover); 2015. There have been a number of “tell-all” books authored by former space travelers. But this book tells all and more. Ron Garan spent 178 days in space, carrying out […]

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CSExtra for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Today’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden urges the White House and Congress to pull together on reaching Mars with humans. While Mars rises as a consensus human exploration destination, much remains unsettled about the steps to reach the goal. An op-ed […]

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Coalition for Space Exploration Statement on the NASA Authorization Bill

Coalition for Space Exploration Statement on the NASA Authorization Bill   WASHINGTON, D.C. – We appreciate the House Science, Space and Technology Committee in advancing an update to the 2010 NASA Authorization Act this session.   This bill reaffirms longstanding congressional support for NASA’s Exploration Program, including the world’s only super heavy exploration rocket, the […]

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