Money for NASA priorities at risk in next Congress

November 30, 2014 5:09 AM

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WASHINGTON – Key elements of NASA's space program faced tough scrutiny from Republicans even before the Nov. 4 elections gave the GOP control of the Senate and expanded its majority in the House.

•A controversial mission to corral an asteroid into orbit around the moon and use it as a stepping-stone for a mission to Mars. The mission also would give NASA scientists insight on how to deflect asteroids headed to Earth.

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