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NASA’s robotic Project Morpheus aims for the Moon

As budgets for space exploration grow ever-tighter, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has high hopes for a robotic space vehicle that will be much cheaper than its predecessors, not to mention more environmentally friendly. Project Morpheus is constructing a lunar landing craft that uses an innovative fuel which combines…

China suspect in U.S. satellite interference: report

WASHINGTON — NASA satellites were interfered with four separate times in 2007 and 2008, possibly by the Chinese military, according to a draft of an upcoming report for the US Congress. The latest draft of the report by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission said the computer hackers behind…

Meat-lovers get food for thought in futuristic US lab

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – A 21st century American cowboy will resemble a worker in a hi-tech plant creating artificial meat in a petri dish, a far cry from cattle ranches, says biologist Vladimir Mironov. The growth of “cultured” or in-vitro meat may be a vital step towards solving the global…

Obama proposes five-year freeze on NASA budget

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday proposed reining in expenses at NASA, sending his 2012 budget blueprint to Congress calling for a five-year freeze on new spending at the US space agency. The president would restrict NASA’s budget to last year’s levels, $18.7 billion annually through fiscal 2016. The…

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