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  • 'We want our country to do it first': A NASA executive says a US-China Mars mission is not in the cards

    NASA wants to send astronauts to the moon in 2024 with its Artemis program, build an outpost, and use it as a proving ground for Mars. The first human mission to Mars may cost more than $200 billion, according to a recent US government estimate. Other estimates suggest $1 trillion. A joint mission with China, which also plans to eventually send people to Mars, might ease the financial burden — but US law restricts NASA from teaming up with the nation. Jeff DeWit, NASA's chief financial officer,...

    Business Insider
  • Help Wanted

    Alas and alack, after 10 years, my special assistant and counsel at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will soon be leaving for a new job. Her position with me will therefore be vacant.   If this sounds like a gap you might want to fill, further details are here.

    Reason.com
  • China wants trade talks but if US wants fight it will fight

    China's new U.N. ambassador says Beijing is ready to talk to the Trump administration about their escalating trade war but "if they want to fight we will fight" _ not just for China but for an open international economy.

    ABC News
  • China wants trade talks but if US wants fight it will fight

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - China is ready to talk to the United States about their escalating trade war but "if they want to fight we will fight" and it will not be a fight for China alone but for an open international economy, Beijing's new U.N. ambassador said Friday. Zhang

    The Washington Times