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  • 23 Jun 2008
    • 18:57 UTC KEPLER Direct link Learning from dissent We are at the Viking Longboat stage of space exploration considering how best to proceed
    • 01:23 UTC KEPLER Direct link GLAST Update 22 June The final preparations are going well for instrument activation this week. PLUS: perspectives on operating a satellite, by the GLAST Mission Manager.
    • 00:23 UTC NASA Fermi Blog Direct link GLAST Update 22 June The final preparations are going well for instrument activation this week. PLUS: perspectives on operating a satellite, by the GLAST Mission Manager.
  • 21 Jun 2008
    • 07:51 UTC Astronaut Leroy Chi... Direct link Life in the Universe Congratulations to the Phoenix team! It is exciting to read about the apparent discovery of ice on Mars. This has vast implications of course, with one being the possibility that ...
    • 05:36 UTC Stochastic Scribble... Direct link Building space-time The July issue of Scientific American has an interesting article on how our four-dimensional space-time could arise from basic building blocks that self-organize in a quantum superposition. Their approach, called ...
    • 03:49 UTC Laurel's Pluto Blog Direct link Show Us the Data, Please In the wake of the incredulity and ridicule following the announcement of the IAU's most recently coined term, "plutoids," IAU leaders and supporters of Pluto's 2006 demotion are abandoning all ...
  • 20 Jun 2008
    • 16:15 UTC KEPLER Direct link The Way West Having a frontier challenges us to new achievements
    • 09:00 UTC PlanetQuest Direct link 300 and beyond Just 13 years after the discovery of the first planet orbiting a sun-like star, scientists have found more than 300 exoplanets, from char-broiled "hot Jupiters" that orbit their stars in ...
    • 01:08 UTC Stochastic Scribble... Direct link Evaporating ice on Mars The Mars Phoenix Lander has found direct photographic evidence of ice near the surface of Mars. It was uncertain whether the white material found when it dug a trench was ...
  • 19 Jun 2008
  • 18 Jun 2008
    • 13:04 UTC Stochastic Scribble... Direct link Ice or salt? Has the Mars Phoenix Lander uncovered ice that was buried under the soil? While the blast from its thrusters when it landed may have uncovered ice, it’s not reachable by ...
    • 09:00 UTC Stochastic Scribble... Direct link Terrorism naivete I’ve got to agree with Obama that Republicans have been less than effective with terrorism. I find it very ironic when Republicans say that they’re the ones with the proper ...
    • 04:33 UTC Stochastic Scribble... Direct link Gay marriage for the religious Events sometimes tempt me to think that religious people, especially those in the priestly profession, blindly follow authority like sheep. But every once in a while, I hear a nice ...
  • 17 Jun 2008
  • 16 Jun 2008
    • 19:54 UTC Slacker Astronomy Direct link Interview: Juan Collar and Detecting Dark Matter We bring you another fascinating cosmology interview with a genius over at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. This time we speak to Juan Collar, a name that I am, ...
    • 18:50 UTC KEPLER Direct link From Soyuz and Sputnik to Women in Aerospace External events – Soyuz launch, Sputnik celebration, STS-118 crew in Washington DC, John Mather event, and Women in Aerospace awards – took place this week and last.
    • 18:41 UTC KEPLER Direct link Asking Questions and More on Russia Beginning with this posting, you will see that NASA employees can submit questions to me via the link below. I will be on the road for the next three weeks ...
    • 18:36 UTC KEPLER Direct link STS-120 Last week, I was in Los Angeles and spoke at the Transforming Space conference organized by the California Space Authority.
    • 18:30 UTC KEPLER Direct link Central America Trip The purpose of the trip to Central America was to see first-hand the practical applications of NASA’s Earth science research and development.
    • 18:19 UTC KEPLER Direct link INKSNA,Miami,and More Briefings with congressional staff continue after the Administration cleared language to amend the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act (P.L. 109-112).
  • 15 Jun 2008
    • 13:16 UTC NASA EDGE Blog Direct link Back from Tashi Station....more pics! Lunar robotic and spacesuit testing - More pics!
    • 13:16 UTC KEPLER Direct link Back from Tashi Station....more pics! Lunar robotic and spacesuit testing - More pics!
    • 00:39 UTC KEPLER Direct link Why a Blog? I am looking for a more direct way to communicate with people inside the Agency. There is so much that goes on at headquarters and I want to be able ...
    • 00:27 UTC KEPLER Direct link Budget Update and Travels Update: NASA was funded at $17.459 billion; $150 million above the requested level. Blogging on my Colorado and Arizona Trips and the the Space Enterprise Council (SEC) of the U.S. ...
    • 00:19 UTC KEPLER Direct link International Cooperation I have written about my recent trip to Germany, Italy, and Russia. Mike Griffin also just met with heads of several of our international partner agencies during the Paris Air ...
    • 00:02 UTC KEPLER Direct link Supporting Missions One of my responsibilities as Deputy Administrator is to lead the Agency in its mission support activities. Mission support offices provide the foundation for almost any type of organization in ...
  • 14 Jun 2008
    • 23:55 UTC KEPLER Direct link Information Technology Management My posting on July 13 listed Information Technology (IT) management as one of NASA’s six cross-cutting strategies of mission support. IT Management ensures the Agency aligns information system investments with ...
    • 23:47 UTC KEPLER Direct link First Footprints and In the Shadow of the Moon July 20 is an important date for NASA and for the world. On July 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on the Moon.
    • 23:39 UTC KEPLER Direct link Exploration Systems On Thursday, August 23, I will be at Stennis Space Center for a groundbreaking ceremony for the A-3 test stand. The A-3 test stand is being built to test the ...
    • 23:34 UTC KEPLER Direct link Solar System Exploration I participate in a Monday morning meeting every week with the Administrator, Associate Administrator, Chief of Staff, heads of Mission Directorates (Aeronautics, Exploration Systems, Science, Space Operations), and several others.
    • 23:19 UTC KEPLER Direct link Financial Management 2002 was the last year in which NASA's auditors were able to provide a “clean” opinion of the Agency's financial statements. 2003 was the year NASA implemented its integrated financial ...
    • 23:11 UTC KEPLER Direct link IEMP Gap Analysis Last week and this week, I have been going into a fair amount of detail on subjects that will be fairly dry to many. These issues, though – financial management ...
    • 23:05 UTC KEPLER Direct link NASA’s 50th Anniversary NASA was formed on October 1, 1958, and we will soon be kicking off our 50-year anniversary celebration.
    • 22:49 UTC KEPLER Direct link Wired NextFest 2007 and NASA Lecture Series On Thursday, September 13, I spoke at the Wired/NextFest opening ceremony link to opening remarks) where I introduced Scott Kelly, Commander of the STS-118 Space Shuttle mission who then introduced ...
    • 22:37 UTC KEPLER Direct link Earth Science When I talk with people outside the agency, they usually want to talk about human space flight and science, specifically our efforts to explore and understand the cosmos. What a ...
    • 20:56 UTC KEPLER Direct link Launching into Space and Beyond This week we launched Space Shuttle Discovery into orbit to conduct one of the most challenging and complex missions on the International Space Station (ISS).
    • 20:49 UTC KEPLER Direct link NASA and Small Business In November 2006, NASA’s performance in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Small Business Procurement (SBP) Scorecard was rated “red” for current status and “red” for progress
    • 20:35 UTC KEPLER Direct link Leadership Development As NASA flies out the Shuttle and moves into the Constellation era, it is critically important that we, as an Agency, have the next generation of leaders prepared to face ...
    • 20:05 UTC KEPLER Direct link New NASA Website I don't have a theme for this week's blog, just a collection of random thoughts. I would like to hear from you about issues/topics that you want discussed in the ...
    • 18:41 UTC KEPLER Direct link Human System Risk Management Last week at the NASA Strategic Management Council, Dr. Jeff Davis, Director, Space Life Sciences Directorate at Johnson Space Center, led a presentation on human system risk management. I was ...
    • 18:33 UTC KEPLER Direct link Budget Rollout The preparation for budget rollout is always intense. This year, it was even more so because the budget experts at NASA were dealing with preparing the fiscal year (FY) 2008 ...
    • 17:11 UTC KEPLER Direct link The Budget Process This year’s budget process is different from what we normally do but is very similar to the budget submittal for FY 2002 as a new Administration came into office.

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