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  • NASA Langley unveils proposed fiscal year 2016 budget

    NASA Langley Research Center is looking at an $829 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 — a healthy $60 million more than its 2015 enacted budget of $769 million, officials announced Monday. All of that increase, however, plus millions...
  • Obama seeks more spending on roads, education

    President Barack Obama unveiled a nearly $4 trillion budget proposal on Monday that would boost spending on infrastructure, medical research and education — and that stoked an ongoing fight with congressional Republicans over how to pay for those...
  • Rocket booster aiming for ocean barge in redo of SpaceX test

    Rocket booster aiming for ocean barge in redo of SpaceX test
    A space weather satellite is poised to blast off Sunday for a destination 1 million miles away, but it's the rocket's ocean landing that is stealing the spotlight. The SpaceX company will take a second stab at landing a booster on a platform floating...
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    NASA launches Earth-observing satellite
    A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts. The satellite is on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may...
  • SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral
    SpaceX plans to try again Sunday night to land its used rocket on an unmanned barge in the Atlantic Ocean after launching it into space, an experiment seen as a big step toward making space launches dramatically less expensive. The company is...
  • SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite, ocean landing attempt of leftover rocket

    SpaceX called off Sunday's planned launch of a deep-space observatory — and a revolutionary rocket-landing attempt — after a critical radar-tracking system failed. Former Vice President Al Gore, who first envisioned the observatory two...
  • Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89

    Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89
    Pilot Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton Jr., known as the "Dean of Flight Test" for his involvement in pioneering programs including the space shuttle piggyback flights, died Wednesday at home in Thousand Oaks. He was 89. The cause was complications of Parkinson's...
  • NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers

    NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers
    What could your business do with a machine or software app that could come up with better informed solutions than you? While "big data" has become an industry buzzword lately, NASA Langley Research Center has been dealing with it for decades, said...
  • William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer

    William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer
    William B. Poland Jr., a retired aerospace engineer who enjoyed participating in Civil War re-enactments, died Jan. 25 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications from diabetes. He was 88. The son of William B. Poland, a civil...
  • NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015

    NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015
    NASA's New Horizons space probe has sent back some new images of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon as seen from more than 126,000 miles away. Over the coming months, the grand piano sized spacecraft will take thousands of pictures...
  • US and Russia preparing for Mars seek harmony missing on Earth

    VIENNA The U.S. and Russia are seeking to achieve a level of agreement in outer space that political leaders of the two countries have found increasingly elusive on the ground. U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko lift off...