Posts Tagged: Space

Reaching New Heights and Revealing the Unknown: Interview with Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator

“Our vision essentially says we reach for new heights to reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn makes life better for humanity,” notes, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. He joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explain this vision and more. We stand at a pivotal moment in space exploration. There… Read more »

Want Gov Innovation? Lift Off with NASA

If you want to know about major innovation in the public sector then look to NASA. The space agency is a crown jewel of government innovation and a global role model for groundbreaking scientific research and discovery. NASA serves as a reminder to America of what’s possible when Uncle Sam harnesses his full potential, as… Read more »

Hubble Telescope Zeroes in On Exoplanets for Atmospheric Study

NASA scientists have identified the atmospheres of two planets outside the solar system through the Hubble Space Telescope. The scientists found layers of clouds covering the planets GJ 436b, 36 light-years from Earth, and GJ 1214b, 40 light-years away, NASA said Tuesday. GJ 436b, in the constellation Leo, is described as a “warm Neptune” for… Read more »

Space Station to Host Stem Cell Research Studies

NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space have opened the International Space Station to stem cell research in a move aimed at addressing medical conditions both in space and on Earth. Scientists can study non-embryonic stem cell properties using the ISS U.S. National Laboratory’s microgravity environment, NASA said Friday. NASA intends… Read more »

Sarah Noble: NASA Moon Study Seeks to Understand Earth’s Neighbors

A NASA probe designed to gather information about the moon’s atmosphere reached its planned orbit on Wednesday. Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will circle the moon once every two hours for 100 days to help scientists examine the lunar dust environment, NASA said Thursday. “A thorough understanding of the characteristics of our lunar neighbor… Read more »

Charles Bolden: Next Commercial Space Contract Phase to Start Next Week

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told an audience at the agency’s Washingon headquarters Wednesday that the next phase of contracting for transporting astronauts to the International Space Station will start next week. Rockets and spacecraft made by either SpaceX or Orbital Sciences will support all current and planned U.S. experiments on the station under the Commercial… Read more »

NASA Aligns Commercial, Academic Researchers for Space Exploration Research Program

Nine teams of researchers have been selected by NASA to join a collaborative organization that will work on a virtual setting to support the agency’s human space exploration programs. The Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute will bring together U.S. scientists and international partners to help NASA study the moon, near-Earth asteroids and space environments,… Read more »