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Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, in a heated competition to design and build NASA's next manned ships and cargo carriers, wants to assemble and test the rockets in Florida, the company said on Wednesday.
By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. human spaceflight program is "strained to the limit," NASA's chief said on Thursday, warning against any long gap between the end of the shuttle era and the first flight of a planned new spaceship.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate early on Thursday approved legislation shaping U.S. space policy, continuing the shuttle and international space station programs and giving a boost to President George W. Bush's vision of a new era of ambitious space exploration.
NASA wants private enterprise to get involved in its plans to send manned spaceflights to the moon and beyond, the agency's head said on Wednesday.
NASA's top priorities are a replacement for the space shuttle and completing the international space station, and some other programs are being cut or deferred to concentrate the agency's resources, NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin said Thursday.
NASA estimated Monday it will cost $104 billion to return astronauts to the moon by 2018 in a new rocket that combines the space shuttle with the capsule of an earlier NASA era.
MIAMI (Reuters) - North Carolina's House of Representatives gave final approval to a $17.2 billion budget that raises the state tax on cigarettes, keeps some expiring taxes alive and increases pay for state workers.
The House on Friday overwhelmingly endorsed President Bush's vision to send man back to the moon and eventually on to Mars as it passed a bill to set NASA policy for the next two years. The bill passed 383-15 after a collegial debate in which lawmakers stressed their commitment to space exploration and other science programs.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest version of "NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond" will be released publicly Monday morning Dec. 6, and the agency has scheduled a news conference in the afternoon. The updated plan will be available at 9 a.m.
U.S. analysts Monday said Bush administration proposals to send astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars should be put on the budget chopping block.
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