- Making News: NASA Says Space Shuttle Could Fly as Early as December
Five months after the Columbia Space Shuttle disintegrated on re-entry, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board today gave an update of what it-s discovered so far. A former scientist with the space program, Keith Cowing is editor of NASA Watch.com. Cowling has more on the next projected launch and plans to replace the aging shuttle.
- Reporter's Notebook: Study Finds Little Diversity among Top Congressional Staffers
Whatever the ultimate fate of affirmative action at the US Supreme Court, this week's National Journal reports on a striking lack of diversity on Capitol Hill. Of 15,000 staff workers for the Senate and Congress, a very few wield power in the process of making law. To compare them to the general population, the political weekly surveyed 314 of the very most senior aides. Editor Charlie Green has the results.
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