NASA announced on 28 September that the James Webb Space Telescope will launch between March and June 2019, several months later than the October 2018 target launch date.
Representative James "Jim" Bridenstine (R-OK) is under consideration for the position of NASA administrator, and his responses to an initial questionnaire from the Senate are available to review.
New Bahcall Public Policy Fellow Ashlee Wilkins introduces herself and describes the path that led her to science policy and the AAS.
The Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed the Commerce, Justice, Science and Energy & Water FY 2018 Appropriations bills. We summarize the Senate's funding levels for NASA, NSF, and DOE.
Thanks to the hard work of volunteers, the AAS was able to provide information about the Solar Eclipse Across America to every congressional office.
This Action Alert requests that AAS members contact their representative to ask that they oppose the current House Budget Resolution and support a bipartisan budget deal.
The House Appropriations Committee recently passed the Commerce, Justice, Science and Energy & Water FY 2018 Appropriations bills. We summarize the House's funding levels for NASA, NSF, and DOE.
If your representative is on the House Budget Committee, then contact them by 13 July and ask them to support a bicameral, bipartisan agreement to stop sequestration and raise the spending caps for FY 2018.
The National Space Council, a presidential advisory group, was reestablished. The Council is expected to meet by the end of the summer.