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Marina Koren Marina Koren is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic. She was previously the news editor at National Journal.
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Congress Ignores Trump's Priorities for Science Funding

March 23, 2018 When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, much of the science community braced for the worst. Trump had long shown a stubborn disregard for any scientific knowledge that differed from his beliefs. Many scientists wondered what havoc the new president, empowered by a Congress controlled by Republicans, might wreak...

Who's Running NASA?

March 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There was only one witness at a congressional hearing about NASA's budget last week, and he wasn’t even supposed to be there. The witness, Robert Lightfoot, has worked at NASA for years. He arrived at the Marshall Spaceflight Center in 1989 as a test engineer. By 2009, he was running...

Who's Running NASA?

March 13, 2018 There was only one witness at a congressional hearing about NASA’s budget last week, and he wasn’t even supposed to be there. The witness, Robert Lightfoot, has worked at NASA for years. He arrived at the Marshall Spaceflight Center in 1989 as a test engineer. By 2009, he was running...

How Well Does Trump Understand NASA?

March 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow At the end of a meeting at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump, flanked by members of his Cabinet, gestured to the table in front of them. “Before me are some rocket ships,” the president said. “You haven’t seen that for this country in a long time.” On...

How Well Does Trump Understand NASA?

March 9, 2018 At the end of a meeting at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump, flanked by members of his Cabinet, gestured to the table in front of them. “Before me are some rocket ships,” the president said. “You haven’t seen that for this country in a long time.” On...

Jupiter Will Never Stop Surprising Scientists

March 8, 2018 For the last year and a half, the nasa spacecraft Juno has been circling Jupiter and collecting reams of data. Juno spends most of its time a good distance away from Jupiter, safe from the worst of the planet’s intense radiation belts. But once every orbit, the spacecraft comes swooping...

NASA’s Next Space Telescope Is Running Out of Time

March 3, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The world’s next great space telescope is falling behind. The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s successor to the famed Hubble, is at risk of experiencing significant delays in development, according to a new report from a government agency that audits federal programs. Webb is an $8.8 billion project two decades...

NASA’s Next Space Telescope Is Running Out of Time

March 2, 2018 The world’s next great space telescope is falling behind. The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s successor to the famed Hubble, is at risk of experiencing significant delays in development, according to a new report from a government agency that audits federal programs. Webb is an $8.8 billion project two decades...

The NASA Space Telescope Trump Wants to Cancel

February 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Trump administration has released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 and put dozens of federal programs on the chopping block, including a brand-new nasa space telescope that scientists say would provide the biggest picture of the universe yet, with the same sparkling clarity as the Hubble Space Telescope....

The Symbolism of Elon Musk Sending a Car Into Space

February 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Decades ago, the business of launching stuff beyond Earth’s orbit fell solely under the purview of governments. When the stuff being sent wasn’t robotic hardware or scientific instruments, the people who chose what it would be approached the decision-making with a certain amount of seriousness about what it...