Challenger Center for Space Science Education announced Monday
that the chairman of its board of directors, Dr. Scott Parazynski,
will detail the organization's strategic growth plan and the
expanded role it will play in strengthening America's STEM
(science, technology, engineering, and math) education in the next
five years at the center's annual conference this week.
Communications, Navigation And In-Space Propulsion Systems To
Fly On Future Missions
NASA has selected three proposals as Technology Demonstration
Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation
and in-space propulsion capabilities. The projects will develop and
fly a space solar sail, deep space atomic clock, and space-based
optical communications system.
Ongoing and emerging security threats, aging civil and space
infrastructure, fiscal challenges and keeping and creating jobs are
all part of the debate in the US over space exploration policy.
This year's National Aerospace Week, an event established by
Congress, will focus on informing the debate over choices our
government will make in the coming months.
Senator: "The Plan Is Financially And Technically Sound"
The ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science, and
Transportation Committee issued a statement late last week
regarding NASA’s implementation of the NASA Authorization Act
of 2010, particularly with regard to the direction of U.S. human