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  • House lawmakers debate how rigorously to regulate activities in space
    Posted in In the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WASHINGTON — The Final Frontier needs boundaries, too. With private entrepreneurs eager to launch tourists into Low Earth Orbit, service satellites and mine the moon, lawmakers are debating what sorts of regulations should be adopted to manage the increased commerce expected to take place in space over the next decade. Partisan differences over the role that government should play quickly emerged at a House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee hearing Wednesday. Republicans advocated a mod... Read more

  • Bera new top Democrat on House space subcommittee
    Posted in In the News on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment

    WASHINGTON — House Democrats have named Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) as the new ranking member of the space subcommittee as they finalized the roster of members who will serve on that subcommittee. Bera, entering his third term in the House, succeeds Donna Edwards, a Maryland Democrat who previous served as the top Democrat on the subcommittee. Edwards chose not to run for reelection to the House in 2016, unsuccessfully running for the Senate instead. “As a kid who grew up during the height of the s... Read more

  • Report tells FAA fires after helicopter crashes aren't necessary
    Posted in In the News on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    KUSA - The Federal Aviation Administration now knows, in no uncertain terms, what 9Wants to Know has documented since the fiery crash of a Flight for Life helicopter in Frisco last year. Fuel systems that abide by 1994 federal standards all but guarantee there won’t be a fuel-fed fire following a survivable helicopter crash. The FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee received a report on Thursday that said “nearly all thermal injuries in survivable accidents would be expected to be elimina... Read more

  • Astronaut on International Space Station chats with Wheat Ridge HS students
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, K-12 Education

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- Their dreams reach way beyond the skies. Students at Wheat Ridge High School have their sights set on the stars. NASA Commander Shane Kimbrough took a break from his duties on the International Space Station (ISS) to chat with 400 students Friday. Kimbrough explained how astronauts stay in shape. “We work out at least an hour every day.” Another question addressed concerns about how astronauts are affected by germs in space. “If somebody is sick then the whole crew is going... Read more

  • Wheat Ridge students talk to astronaut in space
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, K-12 Education

    WHEAT RIDGE - Like any teenager, Kevin McCoy has lots of questions. So, when he found about the chance for a super long distance call, he was excited. "Being able to talk to an astronaut at the International Space Station, that's something that not many people get to do," McCoy said. He is a junior at Wheat Ridge High School which was selected by NASA for a video conference with Commander Shane Kimbrough aboard the ISS. "I think part of it, we're fascinated by space," Griff Wirth, Wheat Ridge Hi... Read more

  • Congress investigates years-long delay in DigitalGlobe satellite data-sales OK
    Posted in In the News on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Jobs & the Economy

    Colorado-based satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe Inc. has been waiting for federal government permission to sell high-resolution data captured by its newest satellite, more than two years after its application was supposed to be decided. Ranking members of the Science, Space and Technology committee in the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding to know by June 24 why the Westminster-based company (NYSE: DGI) has received no answer when agency rules require one in 120 days. DigitalGlobe... Read more

  • The Moon or Mars? NASA Must Pick 1 Goal for Astronauts, Experts Tell Congress
    Posted in In the News on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Content originally published by Space.com on February 4th, 2016. NASA can't afford to put humans on Mars while also pursuing missions to put astronauts back on the moon, according to a panel of experts who testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space yesterday (Feb. 3). "Today the future of NASA's human spaceflight program is far from clear," said Tom Young, former director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "There has been continual debate about should we go to the ... Read more

  • Science, Space & Technology Committee Holds Live Downlink with Astronauts from International Space Station
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hosted a showcase of NASA research exhibits and a live communications “downlink” with the two astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station, Capt. Scott Kelly and Dr.Kjell Lindgren. Members had the opportunity to speak with the astronauts for about twenty minutes. They covered a range of topics such as, the challenges of long duration space travel, including the limitations of remote medical capabilities; the strength an... Read more

  • Rep. Perlmutter wants NASA to set target date for Orion mission
    Posted in In the News on October 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    This content was originally published by the Denver Business Journal on October 30, 2015. U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter wants Congress and President Barack Obama to give NASA a clear goal of landing astronauts on Mars in 2033 to crystallize support for Lockheed Martin Space Systems’ Orion space capsule and end what he considers underfunding for the locally-led spacecraft project. The Golden Democrat is a member of the Science, Space and Technology committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Orion... Read more

  • Time for Action on Commercial Weather Data
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment

    Content originally published on Spacenews.com on October 26th, 2015 by Rep. Jim Bridenstine — October 26, 2015 Commercial space-based weather satellites, owned and operated by private companies, can augment the federal government’s weather data, be assimilated into our numerical weather models, and substantially improve our ability to predict severe weather. This is my firm conviction. I represent the state of Oklahoma. My constituents year after year find their lives threatened by severe storm... Read more

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