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Boeing responds to tax cut with $300M initiative

The Boeing Co. is moving ahead on $300 million in charitable contributions and workplace investments as a response to the tax bill approved by Congress today. The commitments were laid out in an announcement from Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s chairman, president and … Continue reading

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To the moon! Trump puts his spin on space policy

President Donald Trump today signed a space policy directive that calls on NASA to establish an outpost on the moon and send astronauts onward to Mars and beyond, but leaves the “how” and the “how much” for later. Trump invoked … Continue reading

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Bugged by budget cuts, state aerospace chief quits

The head of Washington state’s Office of Aerospace, John Thornquist, says he’s returning to the private sector next month due to frustrations over state budget cuts. “I’m not trying to leave in a huff,” said Thornquist, who was named to the post … Continue reading

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Scientists seek treaty to save famous space places

What’s the best way to preserve the Apollo footprints on the moon, the Face on Mars, or the mysterious “white spots” on the dwarf planet Ceres? A pair of researchers argue that there ought to be an international treaty. They say the Antarctic Treaty, which … Continue reading

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National Space Council hears calls for moon trips

The Trump administration plans to send astronauts and robots back to the moon in as little as five years’ time, as a prelude to Mars missions. That’s one of the calls to action emerging from today’s first meeting of the … Continue reading

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14-state coalition is ‘on track’ with Paris pact

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee joined with other governors today in New York to declare they’re “squarely on track” to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement that the Trump administration says it rejects. Inslee and the governors of 13 … Continue reading

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Trump makes his choice for NASA chief

The White House has confirmed long-running rumors that President Donald Trump’s pick for NASA administrator is U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., an advocate for commercial spaceflight and missions to the moon. Bridenstine would be the first member of Congress to … Continue reading

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