NASA Authorization Legislation

President Signs:  Trump touts bipartisanship of NASA reauthorization in weekly address  In a video address early Saturday, President Trump pointed to his signing of the 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act last week as an effective example of Washington bipartisanship. The president said with the NASA Transition Authorization Act, “we renew our national commitment to NASA’s […]

FY17 and FY18 Budgets

NASA Funding:  FY2018 budget may be topic A, but FY2017 still not settled Though Congress is soon to get more details from the Administration on the proposed 2018 budget, the White House and lawmakers must still come to terms on a spending plan for 2017. Unable to agree on a budget last year, lawmakers and […]

Brandt Ronat & Co. Wins ADDY AWARDS for “Titusville: Launch From Here” Campaign

Titusville, April 5, 2017 – As a result of the advertising professionals competition annually conducted nationally by the AAF American Advertising Federation, and commonly referred to as the ADDY AWARDS, Brandt Ronat & Company (BR&C) was awarded the following in February 2017 from the AAF/Space Coast region. The Titusville | LAUNCH FROM HERE brand won […]

NASA Authorization Legislation

Senate:  Senate passes 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act  The U.S. Senate passed an updated NASA authorization measure on Friday, one similar to a House measure approved in the last Congress. Formulated with bi-partisan support, the Senate measure urges NASA to study how the Orion capsule might serve as a backup to the commercial crew vehicles […]

International Space Station

New ISS Airlock:  The International Space Station will get a new, private airlock in 2019  Houston-based Nanoracks has reached an agreement with NASA for the installation of a cargo airlock on the U.S. segment of the International Space Station, possibly at the Tranquility module. Boeing will assemble and install a compatible berthing mechanism. The new […]

Orion and Space Launch System

Orion Update:  Insider exclusive: Orion designed to keep crew in the ‘loop’  Lockheed Martin, NASA’s prime contractor for development of the Orion crew module, is paying close attention to the requirements and limitations of future crew members as it proceeds, according to the company’s crew module director. Work is underway at NASA’s Johnson Space Center […]

Commercial Space Transportation

Commercial Crew:  Commercial crew providers remain confident in schedules Prepare for the inaugural launches of astronauts by Boeing and SpaceX in 2018, representatives of the two companies are declaring in response to a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office audit that cautions the flights could be delayed until 2019. Boeing’s Starliner 100 and SpaceX’s crewed Dragon are […]