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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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Tethers Unlimited lays off 20 percent of staff

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited Inc. has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce due to a cash crunch brought on by the partial government shutdown, the company’s CEO says. Tethers Unlimited snared an impressive lineup of contracts from NASA and the … Continue reading

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Government shutdown puts a damper on science

It’s been called the “Super Bowl of Astronomy,” but when the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting plays out in Seattle this week, some of the stars won’t be taking the field. The AAS meeting is just one of the scientific endeavors diminished by the … Continue reading

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