WASHINGTON - Some congressmen believe the United States and China are in an unacknowledged space race that this country could lose if it doesn't spend more money on the civilian space program.
A Senate panel approved a NASA authorization bill Thursday that embraces the exploration vision President Bush articulated in a speech at the space agency's headquarters 17 months ago.
Veteran shuttle astronaut Frederick Gregory will take over as NASA's acting administrator next week. Gregory is currently second in command at the space agency.
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