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Capitol Hill Policy Update for December 8th through December 21st, 2014

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(Left) Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) and  (Right) Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) Culberson and Schiff Push For Bipartisan Planetary Exploration Representatives John Culberson (R-TX) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) have been champions for NASA’s planetary science funding. Typically being a consideration for cuts in previous fiscal years, planetary science has seen significant increases in allocations. In recent…

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Capitol Hill Policy Update for November 10th through November 24th, 2014

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NASA and Blue Origin To Continue Advising Contract Until April 2016 NASA has extended the Commercial Crew Development round 2 contract with Blue Origin to provide technical expertise to the rising space company while not supplying financial resources. The CCDev2 program, in coordination with the Foundation’s vision, aimed to provide the incentives for private companies…

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Capitol Hill Policy Update for October 27th through November 10th, 2014

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Recent Orbital and Virgin Accidents The Foundation has confidence that the commercial spaceflight industry will be able to move forward after the recent failure of Orb-3 and the SpaceShipTwo tragedy. The hope is that Congress allows the NTSB to finish their investigation before taking any action on the subject. Passing new regulations on impulse could do much more harm…

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Capitol Hill Policy Update for October 13th through October 27th, 2014

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Boeing and SpaceX Moving Forward With Commercial Contracts Last Wednesday, a court ruled against Sierra Nevada Corporation’s claims against NASA concerning the $6.8 Billion allocated to SpaceX and Boeing last month for commercial crew vehicle development. The Government Accountability Office will still acknowledge SNC’s protest up until January 5th while the two awardees will be…

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Capitol Hill Policy Update for September 28th through October 13th, 2014

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  ____________________________________________________   Congress is currently OUT of session. ____________________________________________________   Commercial Crew Transportation Delayed, Restarted On October 2nd, NASA directed Boeing and SpaceX to halt all work with regards to Commercial Crew transportation Capabilities (CCtCAP). This was in response to Sierra Nevada filing a protest to the Government Accountability Office. A week later, NASA…

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