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5 Ways Obama's New Budget Supports Science

The proposed 2014 budget released by the White House Wednesday (April 10) brings good news for science: Under the budget, civilian research spending would swell by 9 percent from 2012 levels. Full story

Year in Space: 2012

   Retrace the highlights of space exploration in 2012 — including a landing on Mars, a farewell to the first moonwalker, and a beautiful "Black Marble."

No earthly bounds for these students

   A volunteer space program is making it possible for kids around the world to send their own science projects to the edge of space, sparking a new passion for outer space. NBC’s Diana Alvear reports.

Is NASA losing its edge?

   A New report is casting doubt on whether NASA can maintain its leadership role in space exploration. NBC News’ James Oberg discusses.

JFK's 'moon speech' still resonates

Fifty years ago Wednesday, President John F. Kennedy whipped up support for NASA's fledgling Apollo program in a speech that contains perhaps the most famous words he ever uttered about space exploration. Full story

Artist dreams up a mock mission to Mars

Step into the Park Avenue Armory and you might think you're on Mars, or at least looking at the NASA gear meant to go to the Red Planet. Look closer, though, and you'll notice duct tape, plywood and plastic where you'd expect titanium and Teflon. The scene is "Space Program: Mars," an exhibition by Full story

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  Keeping up with innovation and the space race

Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, talks about his new book, “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier,” and how America is quickly falling behind in the world in space exploration and, as a result, in economic growth.