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Capitol Hill Policy Update for September 15th through September 28th, 2014

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NASA Awards $6.8 Billion to Boeing and SpaceX As part of their Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) program, NASA has awarded Boeing and SpaceX $4.2 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively, to finish developing vehicles to taxi astronauts to and from the International SpaceStation. Boeing plans on using the funds to complete development of the CST-100 while SpaceX will…

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Capitol Hill Policy Update for September 1st through September 14th, 2014

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House Hearing Discusses ASTEROIDS Act     The House subcommittee on space held a hearing to discuss issues with the ASTEROIDS ACT. Joanne Gabrynowicz, the former Editor-in-chief for the Journal of Space Law, warned the subcommittee that the bill needs to clarify some terms, and suggested that an interagency mechanism should be set up to handle policy development. SpacePolicyOnline Vote…

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Capitol Hill Policy Update for June 23rd through June 29th, 2014

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June 23rd through June 29th, 2014   House hearing on NRC’s report about human spaceflight The National Research Council recently released a report on human spaceflight. The hearing discussed the report’s doubts in NASA’s Asteroid Retrieval Mission (ARM) along with NASA’s need for cross-administration commitment. SpaceX to change lawsuit against Air Force SpaceX filed to…

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Capitol Hill Policy Update for June 16th through June 22nd, 2014

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June 16th through June 22nd, 2014   Senate Attempting to Kill Commercial Spaceflight Senator Shelby is attempting to kill commercial spaceflight by proposing excessive and costly bureaucratic oversight. This oversight would significantly increase costs for private companies and push the Commercial Crew Program back even further. NASA Authorization Bill Approved by House The FY2014 NASA…

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