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New Poll Finds Majority of Hawaiians Support Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope
Opinion Polls
New Poll Finds Majority of Hawaiians Support Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope
2020-05-29 12:29:26
by Dan McCue

A majority of Hawaii residents continue to support the construction of a new observatory atop the dormant Maunakea volcano on the Big Island of the archipelago, despite protests that have brought the project to a standstill, a new poll shows.... Read More

NOAA Hurricane Forecast Predicts Busy 2020 Hurricane Season
In The News
NOAA Hurricane Forecast Predicts Busy 2020 Hurricane Season

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The federal government’s hurricane season forecast, released Thursday, predicts an above-average season, offering little hope of a break from strong storms in an already challenging year. The forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls... Read More

Bee Species Rediscovered After Scientists Thought It May No Longer Exist
Environment
Bee Species Rediscovered After Scientists Thought It May No Longer Exist

A species of bee from Florida that scientists thought might no longer exist was rediscovered earlier this spring, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History. Before then, the blue calamintha bee had not been observed since 2016. “I was... Read More

NASA Selects Three Companies to Design New Lunar Landing Craft
Science
NASA Selects Three Companies to Design New Lunar Landing Craft
2020-04-30 19:58:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - NASA awarded contracts to three companies on Thursday to design and develop human landing systems, one of which will land the first woman and next man on the surface of the Moon by 2024 as part of the... Read More

New Mexico Governor Declares Space Her State's Next Frontier
In The News
New Mexico Governor Declares Space Her State's Next Frontier
2020-01-13 16:57:20
by Dan McCue

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last week declared the burgeoning space industry is one of her nine economic growth sectors for the state. “New Mexico is truly breaking barriers in the space industry,” the governor said as she opened... Read More

US Astronaut Sets Record for Longest Spaceflight by a Woman
In The News
US Astronaut Sets Record for Longest Spaceflight by a Woman

A U.S. astronaut set a record Saturday for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking the old mark of 288 days with about two months left in her mission. Christina Koch, a 40-year-old electrical engineer from Livingston, Montana, arrived... Read More

‘Hidden Figures’ to Receive Congressional Gold Medals
Science
‘Hidden Figures’ to Receive Congressional Gold Medals

Four historic “hidden figures” from NASA Langley Research Center will receive Congressional Gold Medals for their pioneering work during the space race and beyond. A bipartisan bill recognizing Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson for their groundbreaking... Read More

Elon Musk Plans For SpaceX Starship Orbital Launch in 6 Months
Business
Elon Musk Plans For SpaceX Starship Orbital Launch in 6 Months

ORLANDO, Fla. — SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave an update on the progress of the company’s next-generation space vehicle, Starship, with plans to get an orbital test launch within six months and people on board within a year. In a... Read More

Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit Considered by Appeals Court for Constitutionality
Litigation
Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit Considered by Appeals Court for Constitutionality
2019-06-07 21:35:36
by Tom Ramstack

A federal appeals court in Portland, Oregon heard arguments this week in a lawsuit that accuses the Trump administration of endangering the future of children by its environmental policies that do little to avoid climate change. The lawsuit was filed... Read More

Trump Administration Imposes New Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Science
Trump Administration Imposes New Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
2019-06-05 21:21:47
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will sharply reduce the amount of federal money supporting medical research that relies on tissue from aborted fetuses, handing a significant victory to anti-abortion groups who had lobbied for such a decision for... Read More

Remains of Last Known Ship to Carry Slaves to US Found Near Mobile Bay
In The News
Remains of Last Known Ship to Carry Slaves to US Found Near Mobile Bay
2019-05-24 18:48:00
by Dan McCue

The remains of the schooner Clotilda, the last known vessel to carry enslaved African captives to the United States has been found near the mouth of a river that empties into Mobile Bay in Alabama. Search Inc., a Florida-based archaeology... Read More

NASA Test Flights in Reno Aim to Set Stage for Future Drone Package Deliveries
Science
NASA Test Flights in Reno Aim to Set Stage for Future Drone Package Deliveries
2019-05-24 01:45:16
by Dan McCue

NASA launched the final stage of its four-year program to create a national traffic management system for drones this week, a move that brings home delivery of packages, medical supplies and even pizza by small unmanned aircraft one step closer... Read More

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