The Trump administration is proposing a 19 billion dollar budget for NASA in fiscal year 2018
- a less than 1% decrease from 2017 - as part of the overall 1.1 trillion dollar draft budget.
The 2018 budget eliminates NASA's Office of Education
which is used for engaging and educating Americans in NASA's overall mission.
The budget focuses on deep space exploration rather than Earth centric research.
NASA's acting administrator said in a statement "The FY2018 proposal is a positive budget overall for NASA".
State of shock: 200-year-old law about gas mixtures called into question
According to a new study led by a team from The University of New Mexico, centuries-old laws about the behavior of gas mixtures do not apply in the presence of shock waves. This finding could have potential impact on everything that involves mixtures of gases exposed to a shock wave, for example, during combustion in an engine.
Researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft
The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by how they handle heat. Engineers are now developing a design for a heat shield that better protects those extremely fast machines.
Aviation emissions' impacts on air quality larger than on climate, study finds
New research has quantified the climate and air quality impacts of aviation, broken down by emission type, altitude and location. The team found that growth in aviation causes twice as much damage to air quality as to the climate.