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NASA says it's very close to finding alien life

NASA says it's very close to finding alien life

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --At a panel discussion on the search for alien life, held this week at NASA's headquarters in Washington, the agency's top scientists said they're getting close.
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NASA releases stunning new images of Monkey Head Nebula

NASA releases stunning new images of Monkey Head Nebula

March 18 (UPI) -- NASA has released a series of incredible photos of the Monkey Head Nebula, a star forming region some 6,400 billion light years away.
Brooks Hays
NASA announces planetary bonanza, discovery of 715 new worlds

NASA announces planetary bonanza, discovery of 715 new worlds

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- NASA says its Kepler space telescope has delivered another bonanza of distant planets, finding 715 new worlds orbiting 305 distant stars.
NASA to let public help in hunt for distant planets

NASA to let public help in hunt for distant planets

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- NASA says the public is being invited to help search for embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from an agency spacecraft mission.

Critical design review for Webb Telescope spacecraft

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman said Friday it has successfully passed the spacecraft critical design review for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Odds of alien life 'very high,' House panel hears

Odds of alien life 'very high,' House panel hears

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The likelihood of life on other planets is "very high," a planetary scientist told a House committee in a hearing some Democrats chided as evading U.S. issues.

NASA contracts for continued engineering support

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A bridge contract for continued engineering support services for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has been issued to AS and D Inc. of Maryland.

Report points to layoffs affecting safety attributable to the shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- All Consumer Product Safety Commission inspectors in the field who screen products at ports of entry are furloughed, a U.S. Senate panel report Friday said.

NASA's Webb telescope's final backbone element finished

GREENBELT, Md., June 14 (UPI) -- A fixture similar to a backbone that will connect elements of the James Webb Space Telescope has been completed, the U.S. space administration said Friday
Dying stars may still host habitable planets, astronomer say

Dying stars may still host habitable planets, astronomer say

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 24 (UPI) -- White dwarfs are dying stars that will eventually cool and fade away but evidence suggests they can still support habitable planets, scientists in Israel say.
Obama 2014 budget would cut NASA spending

Obama 2014 budget would cut NASA spending

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama says "tough choices" require reduced spending for NASA but America will remain strong in aeronautics and space technologies.
NASA offers free space telescope e-books

NASA offers free space telescope e-books

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- NASA has announced the availability of e-books about two of its space telescopes, the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope, free of charge.
GOP jumps on Kaine for tax comment

GOP jumps on Kaine for tax comment

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Republicans pounced on comments from U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia, who said he'd consider a minimum income tax for all Americans.
First Webb telescope instrument delivered

First Webb telescope instrument delivered

PARIS, May 9 (UPI) -- The first instrument for a space telescope NASA hopes to launch in 2018 has been delivered by the European consortium that built it, officials said.
Source: Sen. Bingaman, D-N.M., to retire

Source: Sen. Bingaman, D-N.M., to retire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., will retire from the upper chamber at the end of his term, a person with knowledge of the situation said Friday.
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U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) (R) meets with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar on August 15, 2009. Suu Kyi has been detained for 14 of the past 20 years and was convicted of violating the terms of her house arrest by allowing American John Yettaw to stay at her home for two days. After Sen. Webb's visit, the generals of Myanmar agreed to release Yettaw, who was sentenced to seven years of hard labor. UPI/Sen. Webb's office
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James Henry "Jim" Webb, Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Virginia. He is also an author and a former Secretary of the Navy. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

A 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Webb served as a Marine Corps infantry officer until 1972, and is a highly decorated Vietnam War combat veteran. During his four years with the Reagan administration, Webb served as the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, then as Secretary of the Navy.

Webb won the Democratic nomination for the 2006 Virginia Senate race by defeating Harris Miller in the primary, then won the general election by defeating the Republican incumbent George Allen. Webb's thin margin in the general election (less than 0.5%) kept the outcome uncertain for nearly two days after polls closed on November 7, 2006, and provided the final seat that tilted the Senate to Democratic control. On his sixty-fifth birthday, he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012, saying that he does not want to spend his whole life in politics, and that he wants to return to the private sector.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "James Webb."
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