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  • A large Iceberg floats away as the sun sets near Kulusuk, Greenland. (Felipe Dana/AP)
    Icy Arctic becomes hot property for rival powers

    Strategically, Greenland forms part of what the U.S. views as a key corridor for naval operations between the Arctic and the North Atlantic. I

  • Rep. James Bridenstine, R-Okla., testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee during his confirmation hearing to be NASA administrator in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Nov. 1, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Trump NASA chief choice rescued in last-minute vote switch

    President Donald Trump’s nomination of firebrand Republican congressman James Bridenstine to run NASA almost aborted on the launch pad, but was rescued by a last-minute vote switch.

  • This June 2009 photo provided by the U.S. Air Force via NASA shows the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. President Donald Trump says there may someday be a
    Star Wars? President Trump proposes military space force

    America should create its own separate military space force, President Donald Trump mentioned in an offhand remark Tuesday that would change the course of U.S. space policy.

  • The main Operations section of the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Elko, Nevada. (Photo credit: Famartin via Wikipedia Commons)
    Trump nominates AccuWeather CEO to head US weather agency

    President Donald Trump has nominated the CEO of a private weather company to head the government agency that oversees the National Weather Service, an organization the nominee has at times clashed with.

  • Vice President Mike Pence delivers opening remarks during the National Space Council's first meeting Oct. 5, 2017, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
    Pence pledges that US will go to the moon, Mars and beyond

    Seated before the grounded space shuttle Discovery, a constellation of Trump administration officials used soaring rhetoric to vow to send Americans back to the moon and then on to Mars.

  • Former Navy pilot Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

    Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," died on Monday in Texas following ongoing heath issues, his family said. He was 82.

  • Former Marine and astronaut, U.S. Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

    John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.