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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, FL – Following up last week’s announcement of NASA’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 top line budget of $19.1Billion by the Trump Administration, Universe Today spoke to NASA’ s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Director Robert Cabana to get his perspective on the new budget and what it means for NASA and KSC; “Stay on the path!” – with SLS, Orion, ISS and Commercial Crew was his message in a nutshell.The highlights of NASA’s $19.1Billion FY 2018 budget request were outlined last week by NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot during a ‘State of NASA’ speech to agency employees held at NASA HQ, Washington, D.C.and broadcast to the public live on NASA TV on May 23.In order to get a better idea of the implications of the 2018 NASA budget proposal for KSC, I spoke one-on-one with Robert Cabana – one of NASA’s top officials, who currently serves as Director of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as well as being a former astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander.Cabana is a veteran of four space shuttle missions.How did NASA and KSC fare with the newly announced 2018 Budget? “We at KSC and NASA as a whole did very well with the 2018 budget,” KSC Director Robert Cabana explained during an interview with Universe Today by the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) in Florida.“I think it really solidifies that the President has confidence in us, on the path that we are on,” Cabana noted while attending a student robotics competition at KSCVC sponsored by NASA.“With only a 1 percent cut – when you look at what other agency’s got cut – this budget allows us to stay on the path that we are on.”Trump cut NASA’s 2018 budget request by $0.5Billion compared to the recently enacted FY 2017 budget of $19.6Billion approved by the US Congress and signed by the President.Other Federal science agency’s also critically vital to the health of US scientific research such as the NIH, the NSF, the EPA, DOE and NIST suffered terrible double digit slashes of 10 to 20% or more.KSC is the focal point for NASA’s human spaceflight programs currently under intense development by NASA – namely the Space Launch System (SLS) Mars megarocket, the Orion deep space crew capsule to be launched beyond Earth orbit (BEO) atop SLS, and the duo of Commercial Crew Program (CCP) space taxis being manufactured by Boeing and SpaceX that will ferry our astronauts to low Earth orbit (LEO) and the International Space Station (ISS).Numerous NASA science missions also launch from the Florida Space Coast.“At KSC the budget keeps us on a path that continues to provide a commercial crew vehicle to fly crews to the ISS in 2018,” Cabana stated.“The budget also keeps us on track to launch SLS and Orion in 2019.”“I think that’s really important – along with all the other stuff we are doing here at KSC.”“From our point of view it’s a good budget.We need to press ahead and continue on with what we promised.”What’s ahead for commercial crew at KSC? “We are moving
Live (2018) NASA Earth from Space - "International Astronomy Day", ISS HD Video is presented. NASA Live stream of Earth seen from space powered by NASA HDEV cameras aboard the International Space Station. Watch the Earth roll Captured by HDEV cameras on board the International Space Station. ▰ Get Live Alerts: (Rocket Launches & Webcasts) https://goo.gl/APoYMC ▰ Poll Results: https://goo.gl/FcXkUu Updates: (Feb. 25:) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:35 a.m. EST (0535 GMT). [Watch Live] (Feb 26:) NASA TV will air a live broadcast of a change of command ceremony at the International Space Station (time TBD). (Feb. 27:) NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz spacecraft from the International Space Station and land in Kazakhstan. Undocking is scheduled for 6:08 p.m. EST (23008 GMT), and the crew is scheduled to land at 9:31 p.m. EST (0231 GMT on Feb. 28). [Watch Live] (March 1:) A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch GOES-S, the second next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 5:02 a.m. EST (1002 GMT). (March 6:) An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will launch from the Guiana Space Center in South America carrying four satellites for O3b Networks, which provides broadband service to developing countries. (March 13:) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon CRS-14 spacecraft on a cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. [Watch Live] (March 15:) A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with members of the Expedition 55/56 crew: NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemtyev. [Watch Live] (March 18:) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 10 Iridium Next satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 11:19 a.m. EDT (1519 GMT). (March 20:) Spring equinox. This is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, it is the first day of fall (the autumn equinox). (March 20:) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. [Watch Live] (March 22:) A Russian Proton rocket will launch the Blagovest No. 12L communications satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. ▰ 2018 Upcoming Events (Full list): https://goo.gl/VXUmMW NASA Crew inside the international space station: Joe Acaba Mark Vande Hei Commander Alexander Misurkin Anton Shkaplerov Scott Tingle Norishige Kanai Mission Overview 9/12/17 - Exp 53/54 Launch 12/15/17 - Dragon Launch 12/17/17 - Exp 54/55 Launch 12/17/17 - Dragon Capture 12/19/17 - Exp 54/55 Dock February 2018 - Exp 53/54 Land April 2018 - Exp 54/55 Land By the courtesy of International Space Station: UStream live Feed From the NASA HDEV live cameras aboard the ISS. Watch the earth roll https://www.nasa.gov https://spaceofficial.com SPACE & UNIVERSE Network The International Space Station - ISS - circles the earth at 240 miles above the planet, on the edge of space in low earth orbit. The station is crewed by NASA astronauts as well as Russian Cosmonauts and a mixture of Japanese, Canadian and European astronauts as well. Please Standby mode (Bluescreen) The signal is temporarily lost from the international space station, live on UStream.tv The ISS passes into the dark side of the earth for roughly half of each of its 90-minute orbits. As the Space Station passes into a period of night every 45 mins video is unavailable - during this time, and other breaks in transmission recorded footage is shown when back in daylight earth will recommence. As seen from the Nasa ISS live stream on the International Space Station - A real astronaut view of Earth! Captured by ISS HDEV cameras on board the International Space Station. We love ❤ Space Do you? Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/Spaceuniverse ▰ Support: Patreon contributors (January 2018): Francesca Monteiro, Can Göksoy, Kathleen, Linc Lechtenberg, Jason Edward, Sandra Wollberg, Timothy Brasby ┈ Live chat: - English only. - Other languages, special characters, links will be automatically blocked. Please do not share any personal information in Live chat. (This stream may upset those who believe in a Theory such as Flat-earth, Please make an effort to share a constructive comment on live chat. www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/20/flat-earth-believers-youtube-videos-conspiracy-theorists) ┈ Music (CC) "Garden Music" Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/ https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2015/12/garden-music/ "Fluidscape" Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/
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House member, after much delay, debate the tax increase with great emotion, as the state sits on the edge of becoming the first state in the nation to ever have their credit downgraded to junk bond status. this is a portion of the debate and was published prior to the final vote.
On Wednesday 22nd November 2017, Deputy Information Minister and NPP MP for Ofoase Ayirebi Kojo Oppong Nkrumah made the following contributions to the 2018 budget statement debate on the floor of parliament.
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