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NASA receives $23.271 billion in fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending bill
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NASA receives $23.271 billion in fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending bill

NASA receives $23.271 billion in fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending billWASHINGTON — Congress will provide NASA with nearly $23.3 billion in the final fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending bill, restoring several science programs but falling far short of the funding sought for a lunar lander program. Congress released the omnibus spending bill Dec. 21, a day after congressional leaders announced they had reached an agreement on a companion coronavirus relief package. The omnibus spending bill, a compromise between House and Senate bills, had been completed days earlier but its release was delayed until a deal was struck on the relief package. The bill provides $23.271 billion for NASA in fiscal year 2021, $642 million more than what it received in 2020 but nearly $2 billion less than the agency...
This Secret X-37B Plane Finally Landed After 780 Days In Orbit
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This Secret X-37B Plane Finally Landed After 780 Days In Orbit

This Secret X-37B Plane Finally Landed After 780 Days In Orbit The Air Force's X37-B plane landed after a record-breaking 780 days in space. But what was the secret plane doing? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B reusable space plane just set a new record for itself, spending 780 days in orbit on its fifth and longest mission. But while the orbiter’s existence and the durations of its missions are known, there’s not a lot of other information available to the public about what exactly the space plane’s doing while it’s up there. The X-37B craft is an uncrewed robotic orbiter that resembles a miniaturized space shuttle. Ju...
Trump orders creation of US Space Command
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Trump orders creation of US Space Command

Trump orders creation of US Space Command Air Force originally opposed Space Force plan; Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon. #SpecialReport #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 16 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre. Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http:/...
How We’re Building a 21st-Century Space Force
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How We’re Building a 21st-Century Space Force

How We’re Building a 21st-Century Space ForceEarly in 2020, Russia positioned one of its satellites dangerously close to an American satellite and then instructed it to execute a series of provocative and unsafe maneuvers. This summer, that satellite backed away, released a target, and then conducted a weapons test, firing a projectile at that target. This raw display of space combat power was carefully designed as an act of intimidation, right out of the 1950s Soviet playbook.Over the past five years, space has become a contested commercial and military realm. During that time, the number of active satellites in orbit has grown from 1,250 to 3,400. By 2023, there will be about 5,000 active satellites orbiting the Earth. The Satellite Industry Association estimated the 2019 globa...