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Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), left, arrives to testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2014.

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Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), left, arrives to testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2014.

Elon Musk Sets Sights on Mars

The Red Planet is in Elon Musk’s sights. “After Apollo, we were supposed to go to Mars? What happened,” asked Musk, the Tesla Motors chief executive officer and chairman of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Musk spoke in an interview after...

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The A-3 tower was designed to test a GenCorp Inc. engine for a rocket program canceled in 2010.

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The A-3 tower was designed to test a GenCorp Inc. engine for a rocket program canceled in 2010.

Congress Serving Pork — Not ‘Rocket Science’

When Congress agreed with President Barack Obama in 2010 and shut down the Constellation program to send astronauts to the moon and beyond, it did so with one condition: NASA finishes construction of a tower to test an engine for...

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

Shutdown: Day One

Updated at 9:39 am through 5:53 pm EDT With David Lerman reporting from the Pentagon  The House’s Republicans have come up with another non-starter in the stalled budget talks with the Democratic-run Senate. The White House says President Barack Obama...

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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

Weather Report? Sequestered

Count your weather forecasts among the possible victims of automatic federal budget cuts set to begin this week. The cuts would hit two troubled government satellite programs and potentially exacerbate a coverage gap that’s already expected to leave forecasters with...

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Governors Gathering

Trade is at the top of the agenda when President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House today. Aides said removing Japanese barriers for U.S. automakers is “an important pre- condition” to Japan’s potential entry into...

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The International Space Station (ISS) over Miami, taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Photograph by Commander DomInic Gorie/NASA

The International Space Station (ISS) over Miami, taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

NASA: May the Best Kids’ Code Win

NASA plans to upload code developed by teens to control bowling ball-sized satellites aboard the International Space Station. The off-the-wall experiment tomorrow is part of a contest sponsored by the elite Pentagon research unit known as the Defense Advanced Research...

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Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

NASA to Shed Old Shuttle Sites

With its shuttle fleet retired and on display at museums around the country, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking to shed its shuttle facilities and equipment. NASA is in talks with a handful of space companies and partnerships...

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Colleagues celebrate a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California.

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Colleagues celebrate a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California.

Best and Worst Workplaces: Government Plum-Jobs and Prunes

At NASA, they get to launch rockets. Little wonder it tops the list of big federal agencies where employees are happiest — at the top of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government in 2012, according to the...

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