House Republicans shot down a Democratic proposal to boost NASA spending July 10, winding up with a billion-dollar cut in President Barack Obama’s request for the agency in fiscal 2014 and rejecting a call for making a human mission to Mars the U.S. goal in space. In an extremely unusual party-line vote for the traditionally bipartisan House Science space subcommittee, members voted 12-9 to reject a Democratic bill to reauthorize NASA for three years, starting with an $18.1 billion ...


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