• Commercial Space Flights & the FAA
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    Commercial Space Flights & the FAA

    Moon Express is trying to win the Google Lunar X Prize and it’s trying to win that by sending a probe to the Moon that will roll around for a couple of weeks and explore looking for rare minerals and things that they can bring back to Earth for a profit someday. Most commercial space activity is about launching things into orbit, mostly communication satellites and things like that. There have been a few other missions being considered to explore asteroids and comets, but this is the first commercial mission to land on the Moon. Moon Express needs government permission because every space launch requires government permission. Under the Outer…

  • Administrator Bridenstine on Budget Amendment Supporting Humans on Moon in 2024
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    Administrator Bridenstine on Budget Amendment Supporting Humans on Moon in 2024

    As you know, the President has given our agency the bold charge to land the next man and the first woman on the lunar South Pole by 2024. And now, President Trump has extended his vote of confidence in our work with an amended budget request for fiscal year 2020 that includes 1.6 billion dollars in additional funding. This investment is a down payment on NASA’s efforts and will allow us to move forward with design, development and exploration. Among other things, it will allow us to accelerate our development of the Space Launch System and Orion. It will support the development of a Human lunar landing system. And it…

  • S. Korean president will table constitutional amendment motion if parliament fails to
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    S. Korean president will table constitutional amendment motion if parliament fails to

    President Moon reaffirmed his resolve to hold a national referendum on constitutional amendment concurrently with the June local elections. The liberal leader will submit a proposal of his own if the legislature fails to draw up a bill. Moon Connyoung has the latest from the nation’s top office. It’s essentially President Moon Jae-in’s ultimatum to parliament. Come up with your proposal for a constitutional amendment or the South Korean president will exercise his right to table a motion himself. President Moon Jae-in was briefed on the outline of the first constitutional amendment in more than three decades by a special advisory committee which had been tasked with coming up with…

  • President Moon orders gov’t to submit constitutional revision bill next Monday
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    President Moon orders gov’t to submit constitutional revision bill next Monday

    Turning to the latest on efforts to revise South Korea’s Constitution. The Presidential Office of Cheong Wa Dae says President Moon Jae-in plans to submit his own bill for the amendment to National Assembly by early next week. And for three days, starting today,… the top office will unveil different elements of the planned amendments to the public. Hwang Hojun reports. Less than a week after President Moon was briefed on the outline of the government’s own bill on constitutional revision, the Blue House delivered its ultimatum to the Parliament Monday morning. “The President has instructed the Blue House to prepare the government bill for submission on March 26,” According…