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Senate Panel-Approved FY 2017 Spending Bill Gives $19B to NASA

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s commerce, justice and science panel has approved a fiscal year 2017 spending bill that will provide NASA with a $19.3 billion total budget, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes that the amount is $21 million more than the space agency’s fiscal 2016 budget and includes $3.45 billion …

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NASA Launches Orion on 1st Test Flight

An unmanned version of NASA‘s Orion spacecraft launched after 7 a.m. Eastern time Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to carry out a test flight to determine its potential for human exploration of the solar system. The Wall Street Journal reports Orion will work to reach an altitude of up …

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Charlie Bolden Details NASA’s FY 2015 Space Mission Budget Priorities

NASA has released a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Tuesday that seeks funding for manned deep-space exploration, observatory and private spacecraft development programs, TheWire.com reported Tuesday. Danielle Wiener-Bronner writes Charlie Bolden, NASA administrator, detailed the agency’s budget priorities for the coming fiscal year on Tuesday via teleconference. The website reports that …

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