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Congressional space funding fight a good deal for Russia

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | Differences between congressional budget writers and the Obama administration over human spaceflight program priorities could leave U.S. astronauts dependent…

New planets, God, and tuna casserole

By Jeff Koch
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Science | The scientific and media communities launched into frenzied excitement last week over NASA’s discovery of Kepler 452b, a new earth-like exoplanet. Although…

Underwater lab prepares NASA for deep space missions

By Julie Borg
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Space | It isn’t easy for researchers to find places on Earth similar to the extreme and hostile environment of outer space, but the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean…

Midday Roundup: Teen miraculously survives plane crash

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Death-defying. A 16-year-old from Washington state showed up on the side of a highway after she survived a plane crash and a two-day hike out of the…

Midday Roundup: Greece makes big promises in bailout deal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Turnaround plan. Greece and its European partners announced today a deal to rescue the country from economic ruin. In exchange for access to billions more in…

NASA to test miniature glider for future Mars mission

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | NASA is planning to deploy a small glider during a future Mars rover mission to fill the exploration gap between orbit and the planet’s surface. The…

Commercial spacecraft failures keep NASA dependent on Russia

By Julie Borg
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Space | Just a little over two minutes after launching on Sunday, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and unmanned Dragon cargo vehicle burst into flames, spewing fiery debris…

Midday Roundup: Second fugitive captured alive in New York

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Finally found. The 22-day manhunt for escaped murderer David Sweat ended Sunday when a New York State Police sergeant shot and apprehended him just 2 miles…

North Korean satellite raises nuclear missile fears

By Michael Cochrane
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North Korea | North Korea revealed last week that it is developing a new satellite, confirming recent indications the country’s space agency is expanding its rocket…

Russian rocket failures raise fears for future manned launches

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | The successive launch failures of Russia’s two primary workhorse rocket boosters may be indicators of systemic quality and management problems in the…

Searching, not finding

By Julie Borg
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Science | No evidence of life is turning up in outer space

Midday Roundup: Witness claims Freddie Gray may have hurt himself

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overheard. A prisoner in the same van said he thought Freddie Gray, who died after injuries he received in Baltimore police custody, tried to hurt himself by…

 
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