Capitol Hill Policy Update for January 19th through February 3rd

Capitol Hill Policy Update for January 19th through February 3rd

February 3, 2015 Space Policy News

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In the Administration’s proposed budget for FY2016, $18.5B was requested for NASA, $1.24B of which was for Commercial Spaceflight. Last year, the Administration requested $17.6B for FY2015, and Congress passed a budget with $18B for FY2015.
NASA
SpaceX has dropped its lawsuit against an Air Force contract for a block-buy of launch vehicle cores. The Air Force has increased the number of “competitive opportunities for launch services.”
SpacePolicyOnline
 
 
NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) criticized the Commercial Crew Program for its lack of openness and the difficulty to ensure “sufficiency of safety.” The report states that the NASA Administrator has committed to make necessary changes in 2015.
SpacePolicyOnline

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Newsletter Editors:

Joshua Jenkins

Andrew Newman

Calvin Baker

 

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andrew.newman@spacefrontier.org