Opportunity’s last Mars panorama is a showstopper (page 2)

The White House wants $72.4 million to fund the establishment of Space Force headquarters, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense today. That’s far less than previous estimates for standing up the Space Force. Last September, a leaked memo signed by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson estimated that standing up the Space Force would cost $3.3 billion for fiscal year 2020, and nearly $13 billion over the next five years. The idea behind the Space Force is to gather everyone in the military who works on space-related issues (satellite launches, etc) into one organization. The reorganization is part of a broader effort to consolidate and update military space initiatives that involves even more bureaucratic... Continue reading…

NASA releases the final panorama that Opportunity took on Mars

Before a Martian dust storm took out Opportunity in June 2018, the rover was able to capture hundreds of images that NASA has now released as a panorama. The 360-degree photo is composed ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Engadget

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity leaves us with one final, glorious panorama - CNET

The dearly departed rover delivers an epic view of Perseverance Valley before being engulfed by a dust storm.

Tue 12 Mar 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Science would suffer under Trump’s 2020 budget

White House budget proposal would deliver significant blow to US research, but Congress is expected to intervene

Tue 12 Mar 19 from Chemistry World

Trump's 2020 NASA budget will take US from Moon to Mars, agency chief says

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine praised the agency's 2020 budget proposal from the Trump administration today (March 11), describing how the budget will help the agency reach the moon, and ...

Tue 12 Mar 19 from FOXNews

Trump's 2020 NASA budget would cancel Space Telescope, Earth science missions (again)

The Trump administration's federal budget request for 2020 proposes the cancellation of three NASA science missions: the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) and two Earth science missions.

Tue 12 Mar 19 from FOXNews

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