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NASA Science Leader Ed Weiler Retiring Friday

Ed Weiler, a leader in NASA’s science exploration programs for almost 33 years, will retire from the agency Friday. Weiler most recently was the associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at the space agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Weiler directed research and science programs including heliophysics, planetary science and astrophysics. “Ed …

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NASA Unveils Plan to Boost Space Taxi Development

NASA plans to spend $1.6 billion over the next two years assisting industry development of space taxis, the space agency announced Monday. NASA outlined a contract that will be awarded to multiple companies that can provide a complete design — launchers, spaceships, mission operations and ground support — to ferry …

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NASA Unveils Shuttle Replacement

The Space Shuttle made its final landing in July, leaving NASA to plan for future manned missions. The space agency unveiled the Shuttle’s replacement Wednesday, announcing it is moving forward with the Space Launch System. The Space Launch System would carry astronauts into deep space in a capsule, Orion Multi-Purpose …

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House Panel Hears Concerns Over Proposed 4G Network

The proposed LightSquared network, a broadband wireless network integrated with satellite coverage, has raised concerns that it interferes with devices using the Global Positioning System. The House Science Committee held a public hearing Thursday to examine the issue, hearing testimony from officials from the Transportation Department, NASA and the National …

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