Federal Aviation Administration

FILE - Passenger flights land and take off at Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, Wed., Jan. 19, 2022.  A congressional committee is looking into the controversy over the launch of new high-speed wireless service and whether it poses any threat to airline safety. A House committee on Thursday, Feb. 3,  heard testimony from the head of the Federal Aviation Administration, airline groups and a trade group for telecommunications companies.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Congress wants regular updates from FAA on any issues that arise from 5G growth

In today’s Federal Newscast, House lawmakers are pressing the Federal Aviation Administration for more details on what it’s doing to ensure the safety…

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FAA head resigns after effort to rebuild agency’s reputation

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FILE - A China Airlines cargo jet lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in New York. On Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, AT&T and Verizon said they will delay activating new 5G wireless service for two weeks following a request by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who cited the airline industry’s concern that the service could interfere with systems on planes. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

FAA and wireless carriers in talks over 5G’s potential impact on aircraft systems

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(AP Photo/John Locher)FILE - A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Las Vegas. More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday’s deadline set by President Joe Biden. Biden announced in September that all federal workers were required to undergo vaccination, with no test-out option, unless they secured an approved medical or religious exemption.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Some 90% of federal employees are at least partially vaccinated by deadline, White House says

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. To enact President Joe Biden’s expansive domestic agenda this year, Democrats have mapped out a convoluted legislative maze. The party wants to push the new president's multitrillion-dollar plans for supercharging federal infrastructure, climate change and social programs through a Congress in which they have only paper-thin majorities. GOP opposition is certain to be solid. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

House staffers could now make more than the representatives they work for

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FAA, NASA collaborating to regulate suborbital space

The Space Hour spoke to Wayne Monteith, the FAA’s Associate Administrator for commercial space transportation, and Mike Gold, who at the time was NASA’s…

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NASA, FAA working together to help grow the future of commercial space travel

For nearly a century, the FAA has maintained air traffic control for things that fly close to earth. Now NASA is getting a handle on safe operations in…

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This stunning image by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the spiral galaxy NGC 5643 in the constellation of Lupus (The Wolf). Looking this good isn’t easy; thirty different exposures, for a total of 9 hours observation time, together with the high resolution and clarity of Hubble, were needed to produce an image of such high level of detail and of beauty. NGC 5643 is about 60 million light-years away from Earth and has been the host of a recent supernova event (not visible in this latest image). This supernova (2017cbv) was a specific type in which a white dwarf steals so much mass from a companion star that it becomes unstable and explodes. The explosion releases significant amounts of energy and lights up that part of the galaxy. The observation was proposed by Adam Riess, who was awarded a Nobel Laureate in physics 2011 for his contributions to the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe, alongside Saul Perlmutter and Brian Schmidt.

NASA, FAA working together to ensure healthy future for commercial space travel

In today’s Federal Newscast, with commercial space travel gaining momentum, NASA and the FAA are detailing how they’ll support it.

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