Mars replanning group to deliver report this month

A group established by NASA earlier this year to develop options for future exploration of the Red Planet will deliver its final report to NASA by month’s end, the head of NASA’s overall Mars exploration program said Thursday.

Doug McCuistion, director of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, said at a press conference at JPL that the [...]

Astronaut memorabilia bill markup postponed

The full House Science Committee was scheduled to hold a markup session on two pieces of legislation Thursday morning, including HR 4158, a bill that would allow pre-Shuttle-era astronauts to retain ownership of some items from the missions they flew on that are in their possession. However, the committee has postponed the markup, with no [...]

Briefly: Lampson’s opponent selected, CR plans in place

When Nick Lampson, a former congressman who once chaired the space subcommittee of the House Science Committee, won the Democratic primary for the 14th congressional district south of Houston in May, he didn’t know who his Republican opponent would be, since no candidate won a majority of the vote. Now he knows who he’ll be [...]