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Space Log: U.S. goes big, Japan small on propulsion

George Leopold
7/19/2010 04:16 PM EDT

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MikeLC   7/22/2010 3:41:01 AM
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Nice article! I am glad that there are initiatives toward cleaner and more efficient propulsion systems. The current rockets are like using Industrial Age technology compared to what could be and should be used and researched. It will be a great day indeed when NASA gets back to being a leader in technology and teaming with the Japanese should prove to be a synthesis.

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george.leopold   7/20/2010 12:34:28 AM
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Update: The House Science Committee released its version of the fiscal 2011 NASA authorization bill late Monday (July 19). The panel's version is similar in many respects to the Senate budget bill approved last week. Significantly, the House version also would put NASA on a fast track to develop a heavy-launch rocket. Specifically, it directs NASA to develop and demonstrate "a government-owned crew transportation system and evolvable heavy lift transportation system" that would minimize "the human space flight 'gap'." No timetable for development is included, but it's clear the House panel agrees with the Senate that a fire needs to be lit under NASA to get going on a new solar system-exploring rocket. Stay tuned.

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