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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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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...

A Long-Lost NASA Spacecraft Rises From the Dead

February 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rick Burley couldn’t believe what he was reading. The email on his computer screen, forwarded by his former colleague Jim Burch, was from someone named Scott Tilley. Tilley, an amateur astronomer in British Columbia, recently had been searching the skies for a signal from the Zuma satellite, a top-secret government...

No One Met the $20 Million Deadline for a Civilian Moon Mission

January 24, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Google-sponsored competition to reach for the moon has fallen short. More than 10 years after the XPRIZE Foundation announced a contest for proposals to send a robot to the moon, none of the participating teams will meet their deadline. The grand prize for the winner, $20 million provided by...

How the Government Shutdown Disrupted SpaceX's Plans

January 23, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For a few stressful days, the massive rocket that Elon Musk hopes will someday carry humans to the moon and Mars got caught in the crossfire of the government shutdown. After Congress missed a deadline to keep the federal government funded and running Friday night, various facilities around the country...