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NASA decides not to skip key SLS test after all

July 28th, 2019

NASA really, really wants its own rocket. The agency has been shoveling money into a number of programs — including agreements with SpaceX and Boeing to produce crew capsules for manned missions — but above all else it would love for its pricey rocket, the Space Launch System, to reach the finish line. With delays …

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FDA may start enforcing vaccine laws in states with lax regulations

February 22nd, 2019

As parts of the United States continue to deal with outbreaks of the easily preventable measles virus in children and adolescents who were never vaccinated, the federal government is taking notice. As CNN reports, the FDA is keeping a very close eye on states with lax vaccine laws, and is considering some pretty drastic measures …

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The government shutdown is now forcing rocket launches to be delayed

January 4th, 2019

The U.S. government has now been in a partial shutdown for nearly two weeks, forcing many federal employees to take unplanned time off, or, in some cases, to work without the promise of a regular paycheck. Now, with the world having shaken its holiday hangover, the government’s woes are putting kinks in the plans of …

Going to Mars is going to cost a lot of money that NASA doesn’t have

April 26th, 2018

If you’ve been following space, science, or even general technology news over the past few years you’ve heard a whole lot about Mars, as well as all the people who are working on making a manned Mars mission a reality. Scientists are simulating Mars missions in the desert, building massive Mars “settlements,” and companies like …