Dmitry Rogozin, until recently the Russian government's point-man on all matters concerning the defense and space industries, was offered to head up the Roscosmos space corporation on Thursday during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s.
DoD has deep expertise in "space situational awareness," or SSA, whereas Commerce faces a steep learning curve.
Astrobiologists should consider searching for viruses in their quest to find evidence for life beyond Earth, some scientists stress.
Why are scientists trying to make precise clocks even more precise?