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The release of NASA’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday didn’t generate many strong reactions, either positive or negative. “I’m mixed,” writes The Planetary Society’s Casey Dreier in a blog post summarizing the budget. He was pleased there was a small amount of money to begin pre-formulation work on a Europa mission, but worried [...]
The Republican nomination for the Congressional district that includes NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) is headed to a runoff election after Tuesday’s primary, while elsewhere in the state, a longtime member and former chairman of the House Science Committee is also headed to a runoff. In the 36th Congressional District, which just barely includes JSC, [...]
First, let’s set the table (figuratively and literally) for NASA’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal: Account FY14 Omnibus FY15 PBR FY15 PBR + OGSI SCIENCE $5,151.2 $4,972.0 $5,159.3 - Earth Science $1,826.0 $1,770.3 - Planetary Science $1,345.0 $1,280.3 - Astrophysics $668.0 $607.3 - JWST $658.2 $645.4 - Heliophysics $654.0 $668.9 SPACE TECHNOLOGY $576.0 $705.5 $805.5 [...]
Today’s the day the Obama Administration releases its fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. The Office of Management and Budget will release the overall budget documents likely by mid-morning, and NASA will release its detailed budget proposal at 1 pm EST in advance of a 2 pm briefing. (That briefing was originally, and curiously, slated to [...]
On Tuesday, voters go to the polls in Texas for party primaries. Among the more interesting races will be the Republican nomination for the state’s 36th congressional district, which is up for grabs after the district’s current representative, Steve Stockman, decided to run against incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican Senate primary. The 36th [...]
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