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The head of NASA warns Congress about the Chinese space station

A long 5B missile from March launches in May from the launch site in Wenchang in southern China. Chinese state media reported on the “successful” launch, an important test of their ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon NASA chief Jim Bridenstine told lawmakers on Wednesday that it was vital for the US to …

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The head of NASA warns Congress about the Chinese space station

WASHINGTON: NASA chief Jim Bridenstine told lawmakers on Wednesday (Sept. 23) that it was vital for the US to remain in orbit after the decommissioning of the International Space Station so that China does not gain a strategic advantage. The first parts of the ISS were launched in 1998 and have been continuously inhabited since 2000. advertising advertising The station, …

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“The hits just keep coming”: Congress stumbles from crisis to crisis

“The hits just keep coming,” said Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), who said trying to keep up with the hectic news cycles is like “drinking from a hose.” “Just when you think you’ve found out, something happens,” added Senator Kevin Cramer (RN.D.), who served several terms at the House before taking up his current Senate seat in January 2019. Even veteran …

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NASA chief warns Congress of Chinese space station – Raw Story

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine told lawmakers on Wednesday that it was vital for the US to remain in orbit after the International Space Station was decommissioned so that China does not gain a strategic advantage. The first parts of the ISS were launched in 1998 and have been continuously inhabited since 2000. The station, which serves as a space research …

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Congress needs to finalize the space weather bill as solar storms pose an increased threat

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us dependent on advanced information and communication technologies more than ever. Many businesses and schools rely on a number of remote services. In this environment, it is critical to strengthen resilience to potential threats that can disrupt the essential daily activities of society. Because of this, it is encouraging to see Congress pushing legislation to …

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NASA’s megarocket goes beyond past cost estimates and forces Congress to be notified

NASA is new Space launch system (SLS) Megarocket and the associated ground infrastructure have exceeded the original cost estimates to such an extent that the agency must inform Congress of the increasing budget. The recently appointed head of NASA’s human spaceflight effort, Kathy Lueders, announced the new cost estimates in a blog post published on August 27th. “The base cost …

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Mike Pence says Congress should pass federal funding

The Trump administration and Congress have agreed to pass legislation to avoid a government shutdown without tying funding to separate measures like coronavirus relief, Vice President Mike Pence said Friday. Approving a so-called rolling resolution that would temporarily bring federal spending to current levels would not feed the heated pandemic aid policy into efforts to keep the government going. “Now …

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Joe Biden had a bigger television audience for his Congress, but Trump still declares victory over and over again

Trump’s repeated comments are a window into his judgmental fixation – and the alternative sources of information that he and his supporters rely on. The organizers of the congress managed to publish stories on numerous pro-Trump websites that the total audience for Trump’s speech a week earlier was larger than the audience for Biden’s speech at the virtual Democratic Congress. …

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Trump Intel Chief Ends Election Security Briefing for Congress Trump News

US President Donald Trump’s top intelligence officer has told Congress that his office will no longer give personal briefings on election security on Capitol Hill. This has raised concerns among lawmakers about the public’s right to know about foreign interference in the upcoming presidential election. Trump said on Saturday that National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe made the decision because the …

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