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VP Pence sets 5-year deadline for moon landing

Vice President Mike Pence today called for American astronauts to return to the moon in five years, laying down a challenge comparable to the 1960s Space Race. “We’re in a space race today, just as we were in the 1960s, … Continue reading

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White House fleshes out AI research plan

For months, the White House has been talking up artificial intelligence as one of America’s most important tech frontiers. Now we’re starting to see some of the dollar signs behind the talk. In newly released budget documents, the Trump administration … Continue reading

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Budget proposal tightens the screws on science

The White House’s $4.7 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2020 aims to give a boost to the Space Force, but would dial down work on NASA’s Space Launch System, zero out the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, leave salmon in the … Continue reading

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Space Force to be created under Air Force’s wing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump today signed a space policy directive that lays out further steps in the creation of the U.S. Space Force as a sixth military branch housed within the Department of the Air Force. The plan wouldn’t … Continue reading

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White House science adviser meets the scientists

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s newly minted science adviser reached out to his peers today at one of the country’s biggest scientific meetings and called for the establishment of a “second bold era” of basic research. “I hope that you … Continue reading

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White House launches American AI Initiative

The White House is moving forward with the American AI Initiative, a set of policies aimed at focusing the full resources of the federal government on the frontiers of artificial intelligence. President Donald Trump is due to sign an executive … Continue reading

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Shutdown is a real Paine for Alaska Airlines

The much-anticipated first commercial airline flights from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., have been postponed until March 4 at the earliest, due to the partial government shutdown. Alaska Airlines had been planning to start service at Paine Field on Feb. 11, pending … Continue reading

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