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In its budget submitted to Congress Feb. 13, the Obama administration zeroed out funding for NASA's future Mars exploration missions. The Mars Science Lab Curiosity is en route to the red planet, and the nearly completed small Maven orbiter, scheduled for launch in 2013, will be sent, but that's it. No funding has been provided for the Mars probes planned as joint missions with the Europeans for 2016 and 2018, and nothing after that is funded, either. This poses a crisis for the American space program.
No definitive cause can be determined for the plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens and four others last summer in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
President Obama said he will visit Missouri on Sunday to tour the devastation wrought by a tornado that killed more than 116 people in Joplin over the weekend.
Impact from the Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens and four others earlier this month dislodged an emergency locator beacon from its mounting bracket, federal investigators said.
A pilot flying in the area of this week's Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens and four others has estimated that clouds were as low as 600 feet at the time of the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board's chairman said Saturday.
First-responders to the small-plane crash Monday that killed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens and four others described a harrowing crash site and a miserable, perilous night tending to survivors' broken bones amid a huge slick of fuel that coated a muddy mountainside.
The former chief of NASA and three fellow survivors spent a perilous night in harsh weather on an Alaska mountain waiting for a search-and-rescue team to arrive, as officials offered fresh details of the Monday crash of a small plane that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens and four others.