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boeingNASA Overpaid Boeing Again and Did Not Let SpaceX Offer a Lower Cost Solution

Office of Inspector General audit of NASA reports that SpaceX was not given an opportunity to bid on the crew transportation gap. The Office of Inspector General determined that NASA did not need to pay Boeing. The contracts already require …

astronomyCarnival of Space 637 – Smallest Confirmed Dwarf Planet Might Mean Over 100 in Our Solar System

The Carnival of Space 637 is up at Universe Today. Universe Today – Asteroid Hygiea is Round Enough That it Could Qualify as a Dwarf Planet, the Smallest in the Solar System. Within the Main Asteroid Belt, there are a …

nasaUS Budget Office Asks to Let NASA Save $1.5 Billion Each Launch Without SLS

The US Budget Office admits that the Space Launch System which took expensive Space Shuttle technology and tried to make an Apollo-like rocket. They were surprised that it has take over 31 years and counting to get flying. The budget …

futureSpaceX and Boeing Could be Ready to Fly Astronauts in the First Quarter of 2020

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said SpaceX and Boeing are currently on track to be ready in the first quarter of 2020 to fly U.S. astronauts. If SpaceX and Boeing In-Flight Abort and Orbital Flight Test are good then NASA will …

moonNASA Director Wants to Waste NASA Budget to Justify Growing Budget Ten Times

Greg Autry – Director, SoCal Commercial Spaceflight Center debated Robert Zubrin about the Lunar Gateway. Greg Autry says that the Lunar Gateway will be part of a larger space infrastructure effort for going to moon, Mars and Deep Space. Autry …

airplanesCarnival of Space 633

The Carnival of Space 633 is up at Cosmoquest. Universe Today – NASA is Working on Electric Airplanes NASA, GE and other companies are developing electric aircraft, which could start replacing commercial jets by 2035. NASA is investigating cutting-edge material …

controversialNASA Inertial Drive With a Helical Engine Using a Particle Accelerator

David Burns, Manager, Science and Technology Office Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA has proposed a Helical Engine. It is a propellantless engine design similar to the Mach Effect propulsion system by Woodward. Burns goal is to use proven physics and …

nasaRealtime Position Accuracy to Within 10 Centimeters

The Global Differential GPS (GDGPS) System is a real-time GNSS monitoring and augmentation system that provides location information to about 3-inch position accuracy. They use a large ground network of real-time reference receivers, innovative network architecture, and real-time data processing …

nasaWill the Space Launch System Reckoning be in 2020 or 2021?

Jim Bridenstine congratulated SpaceX on Starship and then poked them about the Commercial Crew program being year late. My statement on @SpaceX's announcement tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/C67MhSeNsa — Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) September 27, 2019 NASA technical people and NASA Director Bridenstine know …

astronomyCarnival of Space 630

1. Universe Today – Nothing Says Springtime on Mars Like Explosions of Sand. CaSSIS is a high-resolution camera and in May 2019 it captured an image of the melting CO2 at Mars northern polar region. The ESA/RosCosmos ExoMars Trace Gas …