John Logsdon

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Name: John Logsdon
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 2 reports

How President Nixon Saved/Wrecked the American Space Program

MarkWhittington writes John Callahan posted an accountof a talk given by space historian John Logsdon on the Planetary Society blog in which he described how President Richard Nixon changed space policy. The talk covered the subject of an upcoming book, ... [Published Slashdot - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Internet moguls Musk, Bezos shake up US space race

The space race to end America's reliance on Russia escalated this week with a multibillion dollar NASA award for SpaceX's Elon Musk and an unexpected joint venture for Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos.At stake for both Internet tycoons, besides money, are the ... [Published News.net - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

NASA IG says station costs 'overly optimistic'

The International Space Station. NASANASA cost estimates for operating the International Space Station through 2024 are "overly optimistic," the agency's inspector general reported Thursday, adding that the price of new U.S.-built space taxis likely will ... [Published CBS News - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

This Bizarre Organism Builds Itself a New Genome Every Time It Has Sex

Oxytricha trifallax lives in ponds all over the world. Under an electron microscope it looks like a football adorned with tassels. The tiny fringes are the cilia it uses to move around and gobble up algae. What makes Oxytricha unusual, however, is the ... [Published Wired News - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

United Arab Emirates Says It Will Go To Mars By 2021

The big news out of the Middle East this week is mostly about war and other kinds of tribulation, as it was last week and probably will for weeks to come. War and tribulation, that is, plus a mission to Mars. According to a report by Reuters, the ... [Published TIME.com - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jun 04 2014 - Updated Jun 05 2014 - 1 reports

Expert report casts doubt on NASA's pathway to Mars

Without a substantial, long-term increase in funding, sustained political support across multiple administrations and extensive international participation, the United States will not be able to send humans to Mars before the middle of the century and ... [Published Spaceflight Now - Jun 04 2014]
First reported May 30 2014 - Updated May 31 2014 - 1 reports

SpaceX unveils futuristic ‘alien spaceship’ that can carry seven astronauts

A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space. The futuristic, cone-headed craft ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - May 30 2014]
First reported May 26 2014 - Updated May 26 2014 - 1 reports

After Injunction lifted, US rocket with Russian RD-180 Engine takes off

Privately owned SpaceX sued to halt the sale of the Russian RD-180 engine to the United States on the grounds that it would violate US sanctions against Russia. Critics said that within two years, this could seriously damage both the US space program ... [Published Space Daily - May 26 2014]
First reported May 20 2014 - Updated May 20 2014 - 1 reports

US-Russian Tensions Roiling Outer Space Cooperation

The future of the $100 billion complex that is the International Space Station (the ISS) is uncertain now, after the US chose to transfer tensions from the crisis in Ukraine to the space sector.NASA announced in early April that it would cease almost ... [Published Space Daily - May 20 2014]
Entities: Russia, John Logsdon, NASA
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 16 2014 - 1 reports

Russia to nix International Space Station travel

International Space Station. (NASA)Cooperation between Russia and the U.S. for operation of the International Space Station has broken down over Ukraine, and Russia says it will end its role at the ISS and no longer provide rockets to supply and staff ... [Published seattlepi.com - May 15 2014]

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"you can't really be a serious leader in space if you can't get your people there on your own spaceship" historian John Logsdon, former director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, said in an interview Wednesday...

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How President Nixon Saved/Wrecked the American ... [Published Slashdot - Oct 04 2014]
How President Nixon saved/wrecked the American ... [Published Examiner.com - Oct 04 2014]
Internet moguls Musk, Bezos shake up US space race [Published News.net - Sep 20 2014]
NASA IG says station costs 'overly optimistic' [Published CBS News - Sep 19 2014]
This Bizarre Organism Builds Itself a New Genom... [Published Wired News - Sep 17 2014]
United Arab Emirates Says It Will Go To Mars By... [Published TIME.com - Jul 17 2014]
Expert report casts doubt on NASA's pathway to ... [Published Spaceflight Now - Jun 04 2014]
SpaceX unveils futuristic ‘alien spaceship’ tha... [Published National Post - Top Stories - May 30 2014]
After Injunction lifted, US rocket with Russian... [Published Space Daily - May 26 2014]
US-Russian Tensions Roiling Outer Space Coopera... [Published Space Daily - May 20 2014]
Russia to nix International Space Station travel [Published seattlepi.com - May 15 2014]
Station exempt from policy to limit contact wit... [Published Spaceflight Now - Apr 03 2014]
US and Russia put difference aside for Nasa mis... [Published Telegraph - Mar 26 2014]
Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Host ‘Selling Space’ ... [Published Universe Today - Mar 19 2014]
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The big news out of the Middle East this week is mostly about war and other kinds of tribulation, as it was last week and probably will for weeks to come. War and tribulation, that is, plus a mission to Mars. According to a report by Reuters, the ...
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