NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space.

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  • Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran
    WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
  • Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests
    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • Focus Turns to 3 Suspects in $50 Million Belgian Diamond Robbery
    Investigators in three countries continued unraveling the plot behind a brazen $50 million diamond robbery in Belgium in February. More
  • NASA spent billions on its SLS mega-rocket to take humans to the moon. It finally admitted it is 'unaffordable.'
    NASA officials have said their SLS mega-rocket program is "unaffordable." The program has long been criticized for a lack of transparency over its growing budget. Officials agree the SLS budget "needs ...
    09/22/2023 - 2:13 am | View Link
  • Chinese launch startup's rocket fails during satellite launch
    The Chinese launch company Galactic Energy suffered its first failure on Thursday (Sept. 21), resulting in the loss of a commercial remote-sensing satellite.
    09/21/2023 - 9:00 am | View Link
  • Rocket Lab stock drops after first satellite launch failure in more than two years
    Rocket Lab stock fell after the company suffered its first launch failure in over two years in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Its uncrewed 41st Electron rocket launch failed about 2 minutes and ...
    09/19/2023 - 1:02 am | View Link
  • Russia ramps up artillery production but still falling short, Western official says
    WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Russia may be able to increase production of artillery in the next couple years to about 2 million shells annually, about double some previous Western expectations ...
    09/9/2023 - 3:12 am | View Link
  • After Spending Billions of Dollars on SLS, NASA Admits Its Moon Rocket Is 'Unaffordable'
    The 5.75-million-pound rocket is essential to NASA’s Moon program, with plans to launch Artemis 2 in late 2024 followed by the first crewed landing on the lunar surface as early as 2025 and another ...
    09/8/2023 - 12:40 pm | View Link
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