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Augustine panel presents manned-space options

A presidential panel charged with assessing the future of U.S. manned space flight presents five options to the White House, but says none is viable without significant new funding.

By September 8, 2009


How to give an albino alligator a CT scan

Getting an alligator to sit still for a CT scan is a challenge, especially when you know he can't be sedated.

By February 14, 2014


Presidential panel reports on manned space options

Final review submitted to White House Thursday presents five post-shuttle options, concludes NASA's planned shuttle replacement will cost too much and take too long.

By October 22, 2009


Reduced budget threatens manned space options

A presidential panel says NASA's current budget is not nearly sufficient for the agency's plans to return to the moon by the early 2020s.

By August 12, 2009


Secretary Chu: Global energy race is 'Sputnik' moment

In an address to the National Press Club, Energy Secretary Steven Chu argues that federal R&D in energy needs to be sustained once stimulus dollars run out so the U.S. can stay competitive in the world economy.

By November 29, 2010


New NASA administrator optimistic about reviews

New NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is optimistic ongoing reviews of U.S. manned space flight policy will not extend the gap between the shuttle's retirement and its replacement.

By July 21, 2009


House panel questions new direction for space

NASA's embattled Constellation moon program, thought by many to be on life support in the face of ongoing budget cuts, is technically feasible and "soundly" managed, a key panel says.

By September 15, 2009


Bill Gates calls for massive increase in energy research

Despite the threat of cuts to current energy research programs, Gates, in an editorial, says the U.S. should increase annual R&D from $5 billion a year to $16 billion for economic, national security, and environmental reasons.

By November 21, 2011


NASA braces for manned space review

Reeling from more than $3 billion in projected budget cuts through 2013, engineers working to built a post-shuttle rocket system are bracing for a critical outside assessment.

By May 8, 2009


CNET News Daily Podcast: Summing up Apple's music event

We run through the highlights of Apple's music-related press event, the most interesting part of which wasn't the gadgets; plus a new Palm smartphone; the future of U.S. space flight; and more.

By September 9, 2009