We take a look at last week's Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation public hearing, during which the potential next administrator of NASA, Rep. James Bridenstine (R-OK), responded to questions.
Enjoy this new feature of the AAS Policy Blog, in which we share a list of upcoming events that fall under the realm of astronomical science policy.
NASA officials have reviewed and responded to the independent review of the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission, currently in Phase A and managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
The National Science Foundation is seeking community input on existing and future needs for mid-scale ($20-$100 million) research infrastructure projects. The deadline to respond is 8 December 2017.
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.