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Arecibo Post-Hurricane Status

5 hours 44 min ago
Keith's note: This memo from the SETI Institute captures the latest from Arecibo: "The Arecibo Observatory, like the rest of Puerto Rico, was subjected to Hurricane Maria earlier this week: A group of the observatory staff has been sheltering... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Support For Bridenstine Solidifies

Wed, 2017-09-20 22:48
Space Florida backs NASA nominee, but senators aren't so sure, Orlando Sentinel "Space Florida, the agency leading Florida's efforts in reviving the space industry at Cape Canaveral, praised President Donald Trump's new nominee to lead NASA, but Florida's two U.S.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Rough Weather Ahead For Arecibo

Tue, 2017-09-19 23:56
From NWS pic.twitter.com/JBSgN16nxx— Marvin (@MarvinDMartian2) September 20, 2017... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Larry Taylor

Tue, 2017-09-19 20:11
"Renowned lunar scientist Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Taylor succumbed to a short bout with brain cancer at 8:53 AM EDT on Monday, September 18, 2017. This year Larry received the Michael J. Wargo Exploration Science Award for his significant contributions to... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA's SLS Roadshow Heads For Indiana. The First of 50 Or Just A Stunt?

Tue, 2017-09-19 15:36
Interesting. @NASA is sending a @NASA_SLS PR team to the home state of @VP Pence - who is also the former governor. https://t.co/zoMOpUoxev— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) September 19, 2017 #NASASLS is headed to Indiana to see how Indiana companies... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Bridenstine Lists His Qualifications To Become NASA Administrator

Mon, 2017-09-18 21:17
Biographical Information Submitted by NASA Administrator Nominee James Bridenstine "I believe NASA's top three challenges are: - Maintaining consistency and constancy of purpose while establishing a consensus agenda that can bridge multiple administrations regardless of party. This is essential to... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

House Science Committee Climate Conspiracy Collides With Reality

Mon, 2017-09-18 17:35
Facts Contradict House Science Committee Majority's Attack on NOAA's Climate Scientists "On Sunday, the British tabloid The Mail on Sunday, was forced to publish an "adverse adjudication" against it by the Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO), the independent regulator of... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Big Aerospace Contribution Recipient Complains About Imaginary SpaceX Monopoly

Sun, 2017-09-17 20:15
For some reason, Ron Paul has taken to Fox News to skewer SpaceX, Ars Technica "Three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul has written an opinion piece for Fox News that comes out swinging against SpaceX, accusing the company of benefiting from... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Space Dinosaurs Continue To Eat One Another

Sun, 2017-09-17 19:47
">Northrop Grumman nears deal to purchase Orbital, Reuters "Northrop Grumman Corp neared an agreement to buy Orbital ATK Inc, in a transaction that could be announced as soon as Monday, according to a person familiar with the transaction." Keith's... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Bridenstine's Climate Record Is Different Than You Thought

Fri, 2017-09-15 17:18
House lawmakers back amendment requiring Pentagon climate change report, The Hill "The House Armed Services Committee's annual defense policy bill will include a provision requiring a Defense Department report on the effects of climate change on military installations. The amendment... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Upcoming Calendar Events For TrumpSpace

Fri, 2017-09-15 10:33
There is inside the beltway chatter about a confirmation hearing for @RepJBridenstine on 27 Sept. Or maybe not. #NASA— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) September 15, 2017 Inside-the-beltway space peep chatter hints at a National Space Council Meeting around 5 October. Or... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Rocket Explosion Blooper Reels As A Marketing Tool

Fri, 2017-09-15 01:03
Keith's note: Who'd have thought that the day would come when promoting videos of your product blowing up would be a way to promote your business? There's a subliminal paradigm shift at work here ...... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Will Bridenstine Reboot The Vision For Space Exploration?

Thu, 2017-09-14 23:14
A Pioneering NASA Administrator, Air & Space "These three "Pioneering Doctrines" embrace a bold statement of purpose for NASA: to extend our reach with machines and people beyond low Earth orbit, into deep space and to the objects of the... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA's Stealth Year of Education on Station Thing

Thu, 2017-09-14 18:48
Keith's note: This notice "A Year of Education on Station" appeared with no fanfare on the NASA education audience page: "September 2017 - September 2018: Although on different crews, astronauts Joe Acaba and Ricky Arnold - both former teachers... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

More Opposition To Bridenstine

Wed, 2017-09-13 17:58
Gay rights advocates target Trump's NASA nominee, Politico "Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma and former Navy pilot, has drawn praise across the space community for his thoughtfulness on space policy and support for both traditional government programs... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Looking For A Sister Earth At Alpha Centauri (Update)

Tue, 2017-09-12 20:53
BoldlyGo Institute and NASA Sign Space Act Agreement for Joint Cooperation on Project Blue Mission "The Space Act Agreement is non-reimbursable, with no exchange of funds between NASA and BoldlyGo. It allows NASA employees - scientists and engineers - to... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

The Coalition for Deep Space Dancing Dinosaurs

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:26
Support builds for Bridenstine to lead NASA despite past skepticism on climate change, Washington Post "The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, representing many of the big legacy contractors, said it also welcomed the nomination, saying Bridenstine "has been an active... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Luke Skywalker Nominated To Run NASA

Tue, 2017-09-12 09:36
Support builds for Bridenstine to lead NASA despite past skepticism on climate change, Washington Post "In addition to backing work with younger, entrepreneurial firms, Bridenstine has also voiced his support for the traditional industrial base, made up of behemoths such... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Bridenstine's Staff Starts To Revise His Past

Sat, 2017-09-09 11:13
Parts of Trump NASA pick's online presence scrubbed, CNN "The removal of accounts and posts comes at a time when Congress will examine Bridenstine's record in the lead-up to his confirmation hearing. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts belonging to Bridenstine's... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2