Block 1 configuration of NASA's Space Launch System. Credit: NASA artist's concept.

In Rockets We Trust

Congress, which has repeatedly clashed in recent years with the White House over rising budgets and spending priorities, was generous to rocket development programs in the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriati...
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Clash of Titans

Two senior U.S. senators locked horns over a measure in the recently enacted omnibus spending bill that lifts restrictions on the Russian-made RD-180 engine that powers United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket, ...