While the majority of these articles are rather old news, what I did find impressive was this: “Obama proposes increasing NASA’s budget by about $2 billion a year to jump-start commercial space taxi services, as well as invest in new technologies that would eventually lead to a human expedition to Mars.”
I read that Obama is attempting to find commercial funding to assist with NASA (cutting back United State budget) and hopeful for further exploration.
The crew headed out on the 33rd launch to the space station on April 5th are going for a few fixes, repairs, restockings, etc. Some more installation and upgrading, etc. However back in February, they added a new room and a seven-window observation deck that gives astronauts stunning views of Earth from space.