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Lockheed Martin's Bad Orion Marketing Hype

Do some research before you tweet @LockheedMartin - The @SpaceX Dragon 2 PICA-X heat shield is designed to withstand Earth re-entry velocities from the Moon and Mars. https://t.co/ONTfngZlQr— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) July 7, 2020 Really @LockheedMartin - you are the only ones with computers in your spaceships? What do the @SpaceX Dragon and the @BoeingSpace...

Update On Starliner's Flawed Debut (Update)

NASA Provides Update on Commercial Crew Program, Close Call Review of Boeing's Orbital Flight Test "NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, to discuss the outcome of its High Visibility Close Call review of the December 2019 uncrewed Orbital Flight Test of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft. Participants in the briefing...

House Appropriators Just Made Doing Artemis Landing More Difficult

Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Commerce-Justice-Science Funding Bill Full Bill "That the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall use the Space Launch System, if available, as the launch vehicles for the Jupiter Europa missions, plan for an orbiter launch no later than 2025 and a lander launch no later than 2027,...

NASA Still Honors A Nazi Who Used Slave Labor To Build His Rockets

Rethinking How And Who NASA Honors, earlier post "At a time when everyone seems to be taking a hard look at commemorating past events with a light shone on racism and the denial of human rights, one would think that someone at NASA would reconsider having the heroic bust of a Nazi SS member who used slave labor to build his rockets as the way to...

Denial At Boeing Regarding Poor Performance On SLS

Boeing Defense And Space's Leanne Caret: 'We're Owning Our Mistakes', Aviation Week "Boeing is a bit late on delivering the Space Launch System (SLS), and it was left out of NASA's competition to build a lunar lander. What are you doing to turn those programs around? On Space Launch Systems, I am really proud of the team for the amazing capabilities...

Space Mentioned At The Mount Rushmore Rally

The President just mentioned the Apollo Moon landings, that America will soon plant a flag on Mars, and compared the Saturn V with the Ford F-150. pic.twitter.com/32SlA9pFcK— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) July 4, 2020

Lockheed Martin's Flawed Comparison Between Orion and Dragon

The right tool to go to the moon, op ed, Tony Antonelli (Lockheed Martin), Politico "Contrary to the iconic scene from "Apollo 13," we don't aspire to dumping a box of parts on a table and trying to make it work. Let's take the Dragon. You could add more backup computers, strings of communications, the ability to fly for days after loss of air pressure,...

COVID-19 Cases Soar in Texas, Florida, Alabama, and California

Coronavirus: Texas governor mandates wearing of face masks, CNN "Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order that all Texans don face coverings in public in counties with 20 or more Covid-19 cases. Texas has seen a surge of hospital admissions in recent days, hitting a record high of more than 8,000 virus cases in a single day on Wednesday....

About Those Political Ads On NASAWatch (Update)

Keith's 1 July note: Ads appear on your browser based on your entire browsing history and other online habits such as Amazon, eBay, etc. Google Adsense often targets ads based on words they see on websites or websites are selected by advertisers to be deluged with advertisements. The post about Jeff DeWit and the Trump campaign caused these Trump...

Former NASA CFO Jeff DeWit Joins Trump Campaign As COO

Kushner shakes up Trump campaign team, Politico "Kushner on Tuesday replaced chief operating officer Michael Glassner with [Former NASA CFO] Jeff DeWit, who held the same position in Trump's 2016 campaign. ... DeWit, a former Arizona state treasurer, is a Trump loyalist who played a key role in the president's 2016 win. Trump later nominated him...

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