Overview of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2013

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Hearing

Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO
Chair, Aeronautics Committee, NASA Advisory Council
April 26, 2012

AIA Welcomes Export Control Review of Space Systems and Components

Apr. 25, 2012

Statement by AIA President & CEO Marion C. Blakey

Today’s release of the Defense Department assessment of the implications of normalizing export controls on satellites and related components gives decision makers in Congress crucial information on how reform can strengthen both our national security and space industrial base. The report, required under section 1248 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, has long been sought by the Aerospace Industries Association and its member companies because satellites are the only widely available commercial technology singled out for restrictive export controls under current law.

Cuts in defense and aerospace a leap down rabbit hole

Apr. 24, 2012

First and foremost, investments in critical programs such as stealth fighter jets, spy satellites, and bunker-buster missiles that can destroy buried nuclear plants are critical to our nation’s security. Voices from both parties have said the “slash and burn approach” of sequestration would devastate our capabilities.


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May 2012 eUpdate

Apr. 18, 2012

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Largest student rocket contest brings diversity and talent to U.S. STEM pipeline

Apr. 17, 2012

Athletes, Agriculturalists and Musicians among top 100 teams advancing to 10th Annual Final Flyoff.

With the exception of a shared passion for science, math and engineering, the 100 teams that will compete in the tenth anniversary Team America Rocketry Challenge national finals this year show a stunning diversity of backgrounds and interests.

The Aerospace Industries Association today unveiled this year’s roster of rocket-building finalists, which includes more than 600 students from 29 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Representing a wide cross-section of American youth, TARC teams – including an all-girl team, 4-H club, a…