Jeff Foust reports on how Charles Bolden sees NASA’s commercial crew program and how it is seen by a staffer to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), who is chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that sets NASA’s funding: Differing perspectives on commercial crew – Space Politics.
Jeff writes about the struggles by the planetary science community to avoid cuts in NASA funding: NASA operating plan may reverse Congressional increase in planetary science – Space Politics.
Eric Berger asks the big question about NASA: Is NASA about jobs, or actually accomplishing something? – SciGuy/Houston Chronicle.
Eric notes that regardless of Republican complaints about the Administration’s NASA policies, they vote to reduce its budget: Washington is stinting NASA, as usual – SciGuy/Houston Chronicle blog
Res Communis posts the latest collection of space and aviation related law, regulation and policy links: Library: A Round-up of Reading