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What ULA innovations was Michael Gass alluding to during latest U.S. Senate address?

I've read an interesting article that mentions Michael Gass, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA), alluding to ULA innovations during the latest Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing ...
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Does Star Trek's adherence to naval tradition have roots in NASA or earlier real organizations?

I know this sounds off topic, but bear with me. This is a question about real world space agencies. Is it well established that Star Trek follows naval tradition. For example its ranks come from ...
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What role does the NASA deputy administrator play?

A new deputy NASA administrator, Dava Newman, has been appointed. What is the actual function of a deputy administrator in NASA? What kind of decisions will she be responsible for? And is a deputy ...
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Where can I find “Space policy directive 1”?

Today, as per the tabloids, President Donald Trump signed the "Space policy directive 1". Where can I find the original/raw document? (I get the gist from the tabloids, but wanted to read the raw ...
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What is/will be the function of the United States National Space Council?

The Washington Post's President Trump relaunches the National Space Council, and Quartz's Donald Trump’s new National Space Council is already baffling the space industry present the news that the US ...
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Why is this rocket transparent, and why is there a nozzle in the nose, pointing up?

This tough question links to the NASA YouTube video NASA 60th: How It All Began which shows a lot of really nice, historical file footage and stills. At about 01:56...
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International Collaboration on Large-Scale Manned Space Exploration Projects

Many people would argue that the International Space Station is one of the most extraordinary human accomplishments in space exploration. Considering the short-lived space stations of the pre-ISS era, ...
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What is the Trump-era path to deep space?

Starting with George W. Bush, the presidents of the United States have presented an ambitious plan to the public to attain human travel of deep space. Bush's Vision for Space Exploration, announced in ...
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How did “the kid” (John Meisenheimer) calculate that there was a wave in the jet stream and Explorer 1 would be okay to launch?

This tough question links to the NASA YouTube video NASA 60th: How It All Began which shows a lot of really nice, historical file footage and stills. After about ...
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Has a NASA administrator ever explained US military initiatives in Space to the press before this?

A search of the site will show that from time to time the political aspects of NASA (a US government agency) or the Space Exploration aspects of politicians have been considered on-topic in this site. ...