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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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House speaker talks taxes, tech – and Trump

EVERETT, Wash. – House Speaker Paul Ryan came to a town hall with workers at Boeing’s biggest airplane factory today to talk about taxes, but he also had to address another T-word: Trump. The moment came when a Boeing worker noted … Continue reading

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President Trump disbands 2 business councils

President Donald Trump says he’s disbanding two of his business advisory councils, focusing on manufacturing as well as strategy and policy. The move comes amid a wave of criticism and resignations sparked by last weekend’s deadly violence at a white … Continue reading

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Russian leftovers may become Air Force One

Two Boeing 747-8 jets that were given up before delivery by Russia’s bankrupt Transaero Airlines could well end up as the next presidential Air Force One aircraft. The arrangement, first reported by Defense One, is one of the options being discussed … Continue reading

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Congressman sparks buzz with Mars question

What game was U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., playing when he asked Caltech geochemist Kenneth Farley whether there was any evidence of an ancient civilization on Mars? The question was an add-on at today’s House Space Subcommittee hearing on NASA’s flagship … Continue reading

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