NASA Suspends Ties With Russia’s Space Agency, Except For ISS

NASA is suspending all contact with the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, citing Russia’s ongoing violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, officials said Wednesday. However, work related to the safe and continued operation of the International Space Station is exempt from the suspension. According to an internal memo obtained by SpaceRef, NASA has been added […]
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What If?: NASA and the Budget Woes

(Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls) Guest author Jeannette Remak is the founder of Phoenix Aviation Research. She is a military aviation historian, researcher and author. In addition to writing articles for the Atlantic Flyer and the Air Force Association, she’s also published a number of books including her most recent book, “NASA and the Shuttle Shuffle.” […]

Nuclear Thermal Rockets, an old propulsion system that may be the future for space exploration

To achieve any measure of space travel there is one tool that has always been indispensable, rockets. Rockets have been the primary tool for sending spacecraft into orbit and accelerating them beyond Earth orbit to other planets in the solar system, and for a few craft, on their way out to the rest of the […]
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NASA & the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal

Wednesday morning, the Obama administration released its requested budget for the 2014 Fiscal Year. The nearly 250 page document, which essentially outlines all federal government spending for 2014, was delivered to Congress considerably later than any other time in history. Overall, the budget request would fund NASA at $17.7 billion, a $50 million or 0.3 […]