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Trump directs Pentagon to create Space Force

President Donald Trump today directed the Department of Defense to create a Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military, alongside the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. “We are going to have the Air Force … Continue reading

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NASA’s chief talks about space station handover

For months, the White House has been talking about transitioning the International Space Station to commercial control by 2025, and now NASA’s administrator says he’s working on it. In a Washington Post interview, Administrator Jim Bridenstine says “there are people out there that … Continue reading

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Trump signs off on space deregulation directive

President Donald Trump has signed his administration’s second space policy directive, focusing on streamlining licensing procedures and turning the Commerce Department into a “one-stop shop” for commercial space companies. Space Policy Directive 2 follows up on an initial directive that refocuses America’s space … Continue reading

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WTO ruling opens the way for tariffs (or talks)

The World Trade Organization today issued its final report in a long-running dispute over subsidies for Airbus jets, potentially clearing the way for the U.S. to levy harsh tariffs on European imports. It’s more likely, however, that U.S. and European officials will … Continue reading

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White House convenes AI summit

The White House brought together scores of industry representatives for a summit focusing on artificial intelligence and its policy implications today — including representatives from Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook — and set up an advisory panel of government officials to assess … Continue reading

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Pullout from Iran deal strikes a blow to Boeing

A broad range of aerospace and defense stocks rose today as markets put a martial spin on President Donald Trump’s decision to make a “hard exit” from an international nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran. That’s not surprising — nor is it surprising that … Continue reading

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NASA’s newly sworn-in chief touts bipartisanship

WASHINGTON — Just hours after his resignation from the House took effect, Jim Bridenstine was sworn in today as NASA’s 13th administrator and signaled that he’d try to mend the partisan divisions that marked his nomination. Vice President Mike Pence, … Continue reading

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