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Senator seeks to restore proposed cuts in NASA science programs

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator said June 15 he will work with colleagues to restore cuts to several NASA programs in the agency’s fiscal...

NASA confirms JWST will miss March 2021 launch date

WASHINGTON — The head of NASA’s science directorate confirmed June 10 that the James Webb Space Telescope will miss its March 2021 launch date,...

NASA Names Dark Energy Telescope for Nancy Grace Roman

NASA announced Wednesday that one of its most ambitious upcoming space telescopes would be named for Nancy Grace Roman, who pioneered the role of...

NASA renames WFIRST space telescope after pioneering woman astronomer

WASHINGTON — NASA announced May 20 it is renaming a major space telescope under development after an astronomer who led the agency’s early work...

Trump's NASA budget request could spell big changes for Mars missions

If President Donald Trump's budget request becomes reality, NASA may need to shuffle some Red Planet missions, including developing a new project to map...

WFIRST, proposed for cancellation, is approved for development

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — NASA has approved a major astrophysics mission to go into the next phase of its development even as the administration seeks...

White House, NASA emphasize bipartisan support for lunar plans

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence said in a Feb. 19 speech that the administration’s budget proposal for NASA to support a human return...

White House requests significant NASA budget increase to fund Artemis program

WASHINGTON — The White House is proposing to increase NASA’s budget by more than two and a half billion dollars in fiscal year 2021,...

NASA to receive $22.6 billion in fiscal year 2020 spending bill

WASHINGTON — A final fiscal year 2020 spending bill released by congressional appropriators Dec. 16 would give NASA more than $22.6 billion, but falls...

NASA's plans for the 2020s include landing humans on the moon,...

humans on mars (normal size)NASA's plan for the next decade involves billions of dollars and spans millions of miles. And much like the universe,...

NASA's plans for the 2020s include landing humans on the moon,...

humans on mars (normal size)NASA's plan for the next decade involves billions of dollars and spans millions of miles. And much like the universe,...

A handful of new telescopes are about to transform the hunt...

james webb space telescope jwst mirrorNASA/Chris GunnNASA and other agencies are building a handful of telescopes to probe the universe's most puzzling mysteries.From vantage...

WFIRST passes preliminary design review

WASHINGTON — A NASA space telescope recently completed a major review and is making good progress, project officials say, despite uncertainty about its funding. NASA...

Senators introduce new NASA authorization bill

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators introduced a new NASA authorization bill Nov. 6 that would extend the life of the International Space...

Senate appropriators advance bill funding NASA despite uncertainties about Artemis costs

WASHINGTON — The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Sept. 26 that would give $22.75 billion for NASA, but expressed some frustration about the...

Senate bill offers $22.75 billion for NASA in 2020

WASHINGTON — A Senate appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill Sept. 24 that would provide $22.75 billion for NASA in fiscal year 2020, including...

WFIRST telescope passes preliminary design review

WASHINGTON — The telescope for a major NASA astrophysics mission has passed a key review that the agency says keeps it on track for...

NASA's future missions will shoot for an icy moon of Saturn,...

humans on mars (normal size)NASA's 10-year plan involves billions of dollars and spans millions of miles. And much like the universe, it's only expanding.Last...

Sandvik looks to industry to identify space applications for diamond composite

This article originally appeared in the June 10, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. The Swedish engineering firm Sandvik is looking for space applications for the...

House bill restores funding to Earth science and astrophysics missions

ARCADIA, Calif. — House appropriators criticized NASA for seeking to cancel “legacy” science and education programs in favor of new exploration efforts, moving money...

NASA Hubble Legacy: Space agency creates cosmic 'history book of galaxies'

The Hubble Space Telescope has been NASA’s ‘eye in the sky’ for almost three decades. During this time the most famous telescope of them...