Some items in the space news in-box this morning:
Space job fair in Houston attracts “nearly 70 companies with an interest in the development opportunities spelled out in the [NASA] authorization bill”: [Houston Space Economy Faces Slow Rebound – Aviation Week].
Mark K. Matthews and Robert Block write about Charles Bolden’s situation at NASA: [NASA chief Charlie Bolden missing critical moments at space agency – OrlandoSentinel.com].
Two German radar satellites are flying in formation so as to produce 3D surface maps: [German mapping satellites enter orbital formation – Spaceflight Now].
An update on launch preparations for Shuttle Discovery: [STS-133 Shuttle Report | Technicians working on tiny fuel leak in Discovery pod – Spaceflight Now].
The [UP Aerospace] sounding rocket launches at Spaceport America have apparently cost $300k each: [PROFILE: Want to shoot a payload into space? Perez is your man – Las Cruces Sun-News]
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