NASA is asking for $500 million more in fiscal 2016 than it received from Congress last year to try to meet its many obligations, from delivering crews to the International Space Station on private vehicles developed with public funds to restarting the airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia) it defunded last year to the consternation of its German partners. Also on the agenda under the $18.5 billion NASA budget request is another $30 million in funding to select ...

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