NASA budget uncertainity; The “mysterious” X-37

Jeff Foust reports on a speech by Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) in which he discussed the prospects for passage of a NASA budget in the current lame-duck session: Mollohan: “don’t know” if Congress will approve an appropriations bill – Space Politics === Seems like the X-37B, launched last April on a 6-9 month mission, should be returning to earth in the next month or two. Some people get all suspicious about it: Secret U.S. Space Plane May Be Too Mysterious – Danger Room/Wired.com.

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