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By Robert Block, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun.
By Mark K. Matthews, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 19--WASHINGTON Sending what supporters called a "strong message" to the next president, the U.S. House agreed 409-15 on Wednesday that NASA should get more money to continue its mission of returning American astronauts to the moon by 2020.
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NASA faces one of the greatest challenges in its 50-year history. As it prepares to retire the space shuttle in two years and launch a new moonship by 2015, the space agency finds itself hobbled by chronic underfunding, presidential politics and a new debate in the scientific community over whether explorers should aim for Mars instead of the moon.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA would get an additional $1 billion in funds to help cover the costs of returning the space shuttle to flight under a bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
NASA lacks the money to support vigorous science research while building the international space station and returning astronauts to the moon. The end result, the scientists warned, will be further erosion of the nation's leadership in scientific research.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - They may be light years away from fulfilling their dream, but Mexican lawmakers are preparing to launch a national space agency they hope could one day stand tall beside the United States' NASA.
They may be light years away from fulfilling their dream, but Mexican lawmakers are preparing to launch a national space agency they hope could one day stand tall beside the United States' NASA.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Funding for a asteroid survey mission that had been canceled due to budget concerns has been restored, NASA said on Monday.
By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration's focus on big, expensive space missions is starving budgets for some of NASA's most productive small-scale science programs, astronomers told the U.S. Congress on Thursday.
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