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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  • NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it
    NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. More
  • 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
  • From wood cabin to orbiting Earth: How Yuri Gagarin’s improbable journey into space defined a decade, but nearly ended in disaster
    When Yuri Gagarin was born in 1934, the idea that he would step aboard a rocket and launch into space was less a boyhood dream than an impossible fantasy. But, two decades later, he was looking down ...
    04/11/2021 - 8:19 pm | View Link
  • Russian space programme facing existential crisis as Elon Musk helps US relaunch Nasa ambitions
    It is 60 years since the first man - a Russian - entered space. Now, Moscow is criticised for letting its once mighty space programme rust ...
    04/10/2021 - 1:40 am | View Link
  • Russia launches 38 satellites for 18 countries
    In 2018, a Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut failed mid-flight, forcing the crew to carry out an emergency landing. Both survived without injuries.
    03/23/2021 - 2:23 am | View Link
  • Bulgaria breaks military ring suspected of spying for Russia
    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian authorities have broken a ring of serving and retired military officials who allegedly spied for Russia, arresting and charging six people, prosecutors said Friday.
    03/19/2021 - 3:57 am | View Link
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