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The chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA said he remains unconvinced of the need to accelerate NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon because of its uncertain cost. SPACE NEWS · 1 month
House committee raises doubts about Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
With growing bipartisan skepticism that NASA’s current plan to return humans to the moon by 2024 is achievable, members of the House Science Committee... more
White House warns Congress about Artemis funding  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The White House warned Congress in a recent letter that without funding increases for its exploration programs, NASA won’t be able to... more
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NASA is emphasizing the science that astronauts will do when they return to the moon in the Artemis program, but agency officials acknowledge that... more
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