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  • National Space Policy of the United States of America  →

    NASA has a key role in achieving the goals defined in the new policy. We are committed to working with other agencies, industry, and international partners to achieve national goals in exploration - human and robotic - and technology development that will ensure a robust future for the U.S. and our friends around the world.

  • President Barack Obama on Space Exploration in the 21st Century

    I also want to thank everyone for participating in today’s conference. Gathered here are scientists and engineers, business leaders and public servants, and a few more astronauts as well.

  • Report of the Review of Human Spaceflight Plans Committee

    The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee delivered its final report on Oct. 22, 2009.

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  • Augustine Testimony at House Science Committee Hearing

    09.15.09 - Mr. Norman Augustine briefs the committee on the principal findings of the Review of the U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee.

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  • Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies: Interim Report

    Committee to Review Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies, National Research Council

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  • Orbiting Carbon Observatory Mishap Report

    The OCO mission was lost in a launch failure when the payload fairing of the Taurus launch vehicle failed to separate during ascent.

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  • Human Space Flight Review

    "The committee will be tasked with examining ongoing and planned NASA human space flight development activities and the potential alternatives that are out there."

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  • NASA Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Estimates

    The $18.69 billion budget will advance Earth science, complete the International Space Station, explore the solar system and conduct aeronautics research.

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  • Oral Statement and Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

    04.29.09 - With the FY 2010 budget request, NASA advances global climate change research and monitoring. The NASA investment in Earth science research satellites, airborne sensors, computer models and analysis has revolutionized scientific knowledge and predictions of climate change and its effects.

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  • NASA News Update on Space Debris

    04.28.09 - On April 28, NASA orbital debris chief scientist Nicholas Johnson discussed the agency’s on-going efforts to mitigate the effects of debris orbiting in space.

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  • NASA Update

    01.16.09 - Administrator Griffin addresses employees at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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  • NASA Report Reviews Crew Safety Measures During Columbia Accident, Recommends Improvements

    10.17.08 - In the spring of 2003, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board requested that NASA form a Crew Survivability Working Group to better understand what happened during the final stages of the Columbia accident.

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  • News Briefing: Mars Science Laboratory Delay

    12.04.08 - Administrator Griffin and other NASA officials brief reporters on the delay of the Mars Science Laboratory mission from 2009 to 2011.

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  • The 40th Anniversary of Apollo 7

    10.17.08 - Neil Armstrong comments on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 7 mission.

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  • Mars Science Laboratory Launch Update

    10.10.08 - Managers agree to press ahead for a launch of Mars Science Lab in 2009.

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  • Remarks at NASA's 50th Anniversary Gala

    › Neil Armstrong (16 KB PDF)
    › AIAA President George Muellner (12 KB PDF)
    › Senator John Glenn (16 KB PDF)
    › NASA Administrator Michael Griffin (16 KB PDF)
  • NASA-ESA Comparative Architecture Assessment

    07.09.08 - NASA is currently studying lunar outpost architecture concepts, including habitation, while the European Space Agency is currently studying scenarios for human space exploration to follow the International Space Station Program.

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  • NASA's 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: 'Why We Should Go Into Space'

    04.21.08 - Keynote Speakers: Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking

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  • Final Space Shuttle Program Programmatic Environmental Assessment

    A report addressing the potential environmental impacts associated with the transition and retirement of the Space Shuttle Program.

  • Defense Department to Engage Decaying Satellite

    02.14.08 - NASA Administrator Mike Griffin participates in briefing.

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