In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA discusses factors under consideration in the reorganization of the agency’s space technology development activities with the NASA Advisory Council’s Human Exploration and Operations Subcommittee yesterday. NASA plans to discuss the status of James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launch plans today.
Human Space Exploration
NASA weighs changes to space technology programs and organization
Space News (3/27): NASA briefed the NASA Advisory Council Monday on discussions underway inside the agency to best tailor its space technology investments to support exploration goals. One possibility would merge the technology directorate with the human exploration and operations directorate. Another would split human exploration into two organizations, one supporting low Earth orbit and the other deep space objectives. The agency intends to brief congressional oversight and appropriations panels on a strategy this summer.
A NASA astronaut stays in orbit with SpaceX and Boeing
Coalition Member in the News – Boeing
National Public Radio (3/26): NASA astronaut Sunita “Suni” Williams is one of four from the astronaut core involved in evaluations crucial to the success of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, an initiative intended to return a human launch capability to the U.S. as this year folds into 2019. The quartet is ...