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What You Need To Know About NASA's Extraordinary New Budget Plan For 2016

Casey Dreier | Posted 12.18.2015 | Science
Casey Dreier

After months of delay, Congress unveiled its plans for funding the federal government in 2016. NASA will fare extraordinarily well. The space agency will receive $19.3 billion--nearly $1.3 billion more than it did last year. Congress went to bat for NASA and pulled out a bigger increase than anyone expected.

NASA 'On The Cusp' Of Discovering If Life Exists Beyond Earth, Says Top Scientist

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's evidence of an interior ocean on Pluto. One of Jupiter's moons has a global ocean beneath its crust that could contain more than...

Igor Bobic

'Space Guy' Jeb Bush Would Increase Funding To NASA | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If elected president in 2016, Jeb Bush would propose an increase in funding to NASA. "I'm a space guy," Bush said in a Wednesday sit-...

Fly Me to the Moon: The Public and NASA

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Science
Kathleen Weldon

In polls the American public has shown pride in the country's accomplishments in space exploration, along with concern about the costs involved. A review of public attitudes about the space program, from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research archives.

Ted Cruz, Longtime Foe Of NASA And Science, Will Oversee NASA And Science In New Congress

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Following the ratification of Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) as chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committtee last week, Sen. Ted Cruz...

Jennifer Bendery

NASA Maps Out Plans For Sending People To Mars, Tossing An Asteroid At The Moon | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NASA has some projects in the works when it comes to space exploration, but they're no big deal: Just grabbing an asteroid and throwing ...

WATCH: Adorable 6-Year-Old Is Here To Save NASA

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Don't worry, Houston. Six-year-old Connor Johnson has this one covered. Alarmed by recent reports of NASA budget cuts, the Colorado boy -- who has ...

Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll On Space Agency

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Tried visiting the NASA website recently? Thanks to the government shutdown, it's on hiatus. So are most of the agency's programs, including @Aster...

A Strategy for NASA?

G. Ryan Faith | Posted 09.01.2013 | Science
G. Ryan Faith

On one front, decision-makers argue about the destination to which astronauts should be sent to spark a space race-like sense of purpose. Meanwhile, others ask that the space agency direct its efforts to address a narrow scientific question or parochial interest.

We Must Restore Our Commitment to U.S. Space Exploration

Jerry L. Ross | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science
Jerry L. Ross

The nation that put humans on the moon and inspired generations of excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math is now paying Russia to transport Americans to and from the International Space Station.

NASA Caught In Crossfire Of Congressional Conflict

Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) | Tamara Dietrich | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

If the "fiscal cliff" isn't averted by Congress by January, triggering $109 billion in automatic spending cuts for the next 10 years, NASA Langley Res...

Time for Another American Leap

Travis Taylor | Posted 12.05.2012 | Science
Travis Taylor

When Neil Armstrong passed away in August, for many people, including myself, his death marked not just the loss of a truly great American, but the end of an era.

Global Warming Skeptic Set To Chair House Science Committee

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a skeptic of man-made global warming, is set to take over the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in the 113t...

The Voyager 1 Space Probe and the Generations of Scientists Who Care For It

J.S. McDougall | Posted 01.16.2013 | Science
J.S. McDougall

The question of when Voyager 1 will leave the solar system is exciting, but generally not important. The fact is that it will soon, or already has -- and therefore it has moved the human race into a new chapter of humanity as interstellar beings.

Space Exploration - A Presidential Priority

Wayne Hale | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Wayne Hale

America cannot afford to squander the opportunity to take full advantage of exploring the next great frontier: space. So it is time for the presidential candidates -- Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney -- to let America know where they really stand on the issue.

NASA Simply Stopped Being a Priority

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Will we look back and ask ourselves whether the decision to abandon space was a wise decision? Or will historians look back and identify this decision as a textbook example of when America sacrificed long-term strategic goals for short-term interests.

A Turning Point at Mars

Jim Bell | Posted 06.09.2012 | Science
Jim Bell

The time has come, from both a scientific and exploration standpoint, for NASA to embark on a robotic mission to bring rock and soil samples back from Mars, but the Agency -- and the administration -- appear to be shying away from the challenge.

The Unlikely GOP Senator Pushing Obama For Government Funds

Politico | By Manu Raju | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Republican Sen. Richard Shelby has been one of Barack Obama's most persistent critics, accusing the president of putting the country on a road to fina...

The Last Shuttle, the Endless Deficit, a Frozen Culture; a Meditation on Limits

Adam Hanft | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology
Adam Hanft

There's something puzzling about a president who wrote a book called The Audacity of Hope becoming the Privatizer-In-Chief, turning much of the space program over to for-profit companies.

Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan Defend Space Program Funding At Senate Hearings

TIME | Katy Steinmetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In terms of Senate hearings, this one had all the right stuff: high stakes, passionate speeches, shutdowns and -- as if that weren't enough -- astrona...

NASA's Mission To Nowhere: New Space Agency Priorities Leave Rocket Launcher In The Lurch

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Anyone need a $500 million, 355-foot steel tower for launching rockets into space? There's one available at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Brand new, ne...

International Space Station To "De-Orbit" In 2016 Due To Lack Of Long-Term Funding

Washington Post | Joel Achenbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A number of times in recent weeks a bright, unblinking light has appeared in the night sky of the nation's capital: a spaceship. Longer than a footbal...