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Billionaires Are Leading The Space Race. What Will Trump’s NASA Do About Them?

Billionaires Are Leading The Space Race. What Will Trump’s NASA Do About Them?

The Trump administration will jump into the new space race on Thursday, at the first meeting of the National Space Council since the early 1990s.As NASA has faded from political importance in the intervening decades — sending rovers to Mars, building rockets that never launch, and keeping alive a space station that the public doesn’t care about — a billionaire-backed commercial space industry has suddenly bloomed. Just last week, SpaceX chief Elon Musk laid out crazily ambitious plans for lunar and martian colonies, calling for humanity to become a “multiplanet species.”The revived council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, “will provide an opportunity for the Administration to lay out its vision for space exploration,” Pence sai
Leading Republican Senator Demands To Know If The DEA Lies To Congress

Leading Republican Senator Demands To Know If The DEA Lies To Congress

A top Republican senator has demanded that the Drug Enforcement Administration respond to allegations that agents exaggerated their record of drug seizures “in order to obtain funding from Congress.”Sen. Chuck Grassley, who chairs the powerful committee that oversees the DEA and Department of Justice, raised the issue in a letter sent last week to Chuck Rosenberg, the DEA’s acting administrator, and to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. It cites a BuzzFeed News report from earlier this month, about a DEA agent stationed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who asked his girlfriend, Larissa Carvalho, to translate sensitive DEA memos. After she ended the relationship with him, the agent, Scott Nickerson, stalked and harassed Carvalho and her friends and relatives, BuzzFeed News repo