John Murray Plots His Course for Port Canaveral (Orlando Business Journal)

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Space Budgets, Policy, Missions, Benefits, International Updates

Human Space Exploration Update (June 26 – July 7, 2017) Deep Space Gateway:  ASAP on board with NASA’s DSG as stepping stone to Mars  NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel has expressed support for the agency’s Deep Space Gateway,  a lunar orbiting, human tended space station planned for the 2020s.  The gateway would help to prepare astronauts […]

Commercial Space Transportation

Human Space Exploration Update (June 26 – July 7, 2017) Commercial Crew Progress:  Commercial Crew providers making “significant progress” toward first flights  NASA’s Commercial Crew Program partners, Boeing and the CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX and the Crewed Dragon, are progressing toward unpiloted test flights in late 2017 and 2018. Updates on the Commercial Crew program development efforts […]

Orion and Space Launch System

Human Space Exploration Update (June 26 – July 7, 2017) Orion EM-1 Vehicle Progress:  Orion deep in processing for EM-1, planning for following missions  As Vice President Mike Pence visited the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), one of the welcoming party, the Orion crew module, is fast taking shape ahead of its Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) flight. With […]

International Space Station

Human Space Exploration Update (June 26 – July 7, 2017) Dragon Returns to Earth:  Dragon capsule returns home with animals and Space Station equipment  A cargo rich in science experiments returned to Earth early Monday, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast to conclude the 11th NASA contracted SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station Citizens for […]

NASA Budget

Human Space Exploration Update (June 26-July 7, 2017) HAC Subcommittee: House spending bill would boost NASA funding  House appropriators have introduced a measure calling for $19.872 billion for NASA for the 2018 fiscal year, $780 million more than the Trump White House sought in a budget measure submitted to Congress on May 23 and $218 million […]

Executive Branch

Human Space Exploration Update (June 26 – July 7, 2017) Visits NASA KSC:  Pence: ‘We will put American boots on the face of Mars’  Vice President Mike Pence’s pledge to put American boots on Mars as part of a new era of space exploration fired up workers during a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. “Here from this bridge to space, our nation will […]

Titusville Talking Points July 2017

The Titusville Talking Points is published quarterly by the City of Titusville to inform its residents of improvements taking place around town. It features a list of newly established businesses, current and forthcoming construction projects and city government news. Highlights for this quarter include: Titusville Splash Park, New Life for La Cita Golf, Caring for […]

Space Budgets, Policy, Missions, Benefits, International Updates

Health Care Benefits:  5 health care developments that were born in space  Among the dividends from U.S. human space exploration are advances in health care, including robotic surgery and countermeasures for asthma and osteoporosis. Asteroid Mission:  NASA closing out Asteroid Redirect Mission  NASA is closing out the once planned Asteroid Redirect Mission in compliance with […]

Commercial Space Transportation

Antares Resupply Missions:  Antares to resume Cygnus launches later this summer   Orbital ATK has announced it plans to resume use of the company’s Antares launch vehicle as well as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Island, Va., launch complex for future re-supply missions to the International Space Station. Citizens for Space Exploration – a […]