The $26.6 million budget for the FAA's commercial space transportation office funding increase is getting a serious review.
NASA is proceeding with plans to award roughly $200 million to commercial spaceflight companies bidding to carry humans to orbit.
Some House lawmakers propose to shift some NASA climate-change research funds to its human spaceflight program.
President Obama signed into law an appropriations bill that will keep the federal government, including NASA, funded at 2010 spending levels through March 4.
Commercial space company Orbital Sciences Corp. is teaming with Virgin Galactic to build a spacecraft capable of carrying people to orbit by 2015.
NASA has named Waleed Abdalati, a University of Colorado-Boulder professor, as the space agency's new chief scientist to oversee science programs.
House lawmakers have approved a trillion-dollar appropriations bill that includes more money for NASA and weather satellite programs.
Senators vowed to fight President Obama to follow the new NASA authorization act and begin building a heavy-lift rocket.
Lockheed Martin's first Orion space capsule could launch atop a huge rocket in an unmanned 2013 test flight.
U.S.-Chinese cooperation in human spaceflight could yield astounding results, according to NASA's chief.
NASA needs to fly an additional mission to the Space Station due to probable delays of commercial vehicles.