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Chandra Is Now In Safe Mode Too

Fri, 2018-10-12 23:11
Chandra X-ray Observatory Enters Safe Mode; Investigation Underway "At approximately 13:55 GMT on October 10, 2018, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory entered safe mode, where the telescope's instruments are put into a safe configuration, critical hardware is swapped to back-up units,... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

BoeingLockheedMartin Spokesmouth Bashes OIG SLS Report

Fri, 2018-10-12 16:12
FYI @BoeingSpace Saturn V contracts awarded 1961/62. First flight Nov 1967. Moon landing Jul 1969. 13 flights between 69-73. Maybe you can compare this to @NASA_SLS progress in your #PoliticoSpace PR thing. Not bad for "rickety metal buckets", eh... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

BoeingPolitico Dumps On Saturn V

Fri, 2018-10-12 14:05
It is pretty pathetic when the only response that @BoeingSpace can muster via @BKingDC at its #politicospace PR effort in response to a damning @NASA_SLS report by @NASAOIG is to dump on the Saturn V - a rocket that... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Next National Space Council Meeting To Discuss #SpaceForce

Fri, 2018-10-12 13:26
.@POTUS has rightly called for the creation of a 6th branch of the Armed Forces to advance US dominance in space. #SpaceForce is an idea whose time has come. On 10/23, the National Space Council will meet @NDU_EDU to... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Morhard Confirmed As NASA Deputy Administrator

Fri, 2018-10-12 13:06
"The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the Senate confirmation of James Morhard as the agency's deputy administrator: "Congratulations to Jim Morhard! He was confirmed as the 14th Deputy Administrator of NASA on Thursday, Oct. 11.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Soyuz MS-10 Aborted In Flight

Fri, 2018-10-12 08:20
NASA Statement on Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort (With video) "The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 11 (2:40 p.m. in Baikonur) carrying American astronaut Nick... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

USAF Awards EELV Launch Service Agreements

Wed, 2018-10-10 17:43
Air Force awards three Launch Service Agreements, USAF "The U.S. Air Force announced today the award of three Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Launch Service Agreements to (in alphabetical order) Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, and United Launch Alliance.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

New Report Calls For NASA To Expand Astrobiology Research

Wed, 2018-10-10 10:58
NASA Should Expand the Search for Life in the Universe and Make Astrobiology an Integral Part of its Missions, Says New Report "To advance the search for life in the universe, NASA should support research on a broader range of... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA OIG SLS Audit: Poor Management By Boeing - Send More Money

Wed, 2018-10-10 10:19
OIG Audit: NASA's Management of the Space Launch System Stages Contract, OIG "At its current rate, we project Boeing will expend at least $8.9 billion through 2021--double the amount initially planned--while delivery of the first Core Stage has slipped 2... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA Has No Education and Public Outreach Coordination

Wed, 2018-10-10 10:08
Education & Public Outreach by @NASA is always good. But why is #NASA @Commercial_Crew doing something that NASA Education Office @NASAedu should be doing? Does NASA actually have an EPO policy or do people just do whatever they want?... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Rick Searfoss

Tue, 2018-10-09 10:15
Richard Alan Searfoss, 1956-2018 "Col. Richard Alan Searfoss of Bear Valley Springs, 62, passed away at home on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at 2 p.m., preceded by a viewing at 12:30... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Hubble Space Telescope Is In Safe Mode After Gyro Failure (Update)

Mon, 2018-10-08 16:05
Hubble Is In Safe Mode As Gyroscope Issues Are Diagnosed, NASA "The gyro that failed had been exhibiting end-of-life behavior for approximately a year, and its failure was not unexpected; two other gyros of the same type had already failed.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Busy Week For Bridenstine At IAC

Thu, 2018-10-04 20:17
Readout of NASA Administrator Bridenstine's Visit to the 69th International Astronautical Congress, NASA "Administrator Bridenstine arrived in Bremen, Germany on Sunday, September 30 to attend the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and meet with a number of space agency leaders. On... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

DC Lobbying Firms Enter The SLS Vs Commercial Space Proxy War

Thu, 2018-10-04 14:38
Sources report that K Street lobbying & crisis management firm TDS Public Affairs https://t.co/RgmafBgoms with blatant Republican roots is quietly trying to place favorable op-eds about @NASA_SLS and sow skepticism about commercial space @SpaceX @BoeingSpace #IAC2018 pic.twitter.com/sGCLRHWjHx— NASA Watch... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Big Aerospace Reaches For The Stars While Using Smear Tactics

Thu, 2018-10-04 10:53
Keith's update: Dave Mosher at Business Insider is now on the trail of Boeing's stealth smear campaign against SpaceX. Boeing may have used a lobbying firm to plant a scathing opinion piece about SpaceX in US news outlets. At... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

Everyone Is Going Back To The Moon. But Mars? Not So Much.

Wed, 2018-10-03 16:29
Lockheed Martin Reveals New Human Lunar Lander Concept, Lockheed Martin "Today, at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany, Lockheed Martin experts revealed the company's crewed lunar lander concept and showed how the reusable lander aligns with NASA's lunar... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

What Does Russia Want This Time?

Wed, 2018-10-03 09:33
Statement on International Space Station Investigation, NASA "On August 29, 2018 a small hole was discovered on the International Space Station. This resulted in a pressure leak. The hole has been identified and fixed by Space Station crew. Russian media... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

An Unexpected Message From Space

Tue, 2018-10-02 13:57
Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

First Impressions Of First Man

Tue, 2018-10-02 08:35
You must see #FirstMan. Families went to the Moon not just astronauts. And for those people who are upset about the flag thing there is absolutely no doubt which country accomplished the impossible half a century ago. None whatsoever.... Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2

NASA Turns 60 Today

Mon, 2018-10-01 05:23
Keith Cowing https://mt.spaceref.net/mt4/mt/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=2