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The selection of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, former astronaut and retired U.S. Marine Corps major general, as the 2014 recipient of the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation’s annual National Space Trophy was announced Tuesday.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to Receive 2014 National Space Trophy Photo Credit/RNASA


Bolden, who became NASA’s...


Mid-January produced a flurry of U. S. legislative activity in Washington D. C. that concluded late Friday with President Obama’s signature of a $1.1 trillion Omnibus appropriations act for 2014 that funds the federal spending through Sept. 30, including a sequester lifting $17.65 billion in spending for NASA.

Concerns over another near term U. S. government shutdown have eased as well.

The allotted $17.65 billion is just $70 million below the amount sought for NASA in 2014 by the White House, $1 billion more than approved by House appropriators in the early stages of the budgeting process during 2013, but $360 million less than agreed to by Senate appropriators....


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