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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 21 2017

U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday. | Video

Jun 19 2017

Kepler telescope finds 10 more possible life-friendly planets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronomers on Monday added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond the solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting the chances for life.

Jun 11 2017

NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A high-flying science experiment may color the skies above the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast with bluish green and red clouds on Sunday evening, as NASA seeks to learn more about charged particles at the top of Earth's atmosphere.

Jun 09 2017

ULA says it was not allowed to compete with SpaceX for Air Force launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing said on Friday it was not given an opportunity to bid against rival SpaceX for the upcoming launch of the U.S. Air Force’s miniature X-37B space plane.

Jun 07 2017

Mars rover scientist, SpaceX engineer join NASA astronaut corps

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA named 12 astronauts on Wednesday to the U.S. space agency's first new class of space fliers in five years, chosen from a record 18,300 applicants, for a new era of space travel.

Jun 07 2017

Einstein's theory provides new technique to size up stars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers have found a new application for Albert Einstein's century-old theory of relativity - using it to directly measure the size of a star beyond the sun. 

Jun 06 2017

SpaceX wins launch of U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp will fly its first mission for the U.S. Air Force in August when it launches the military's X-37B miniature spaceplane, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said on Tuesday.

Jun 02 2017

Russian, French astronauts return from space station stint

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A Russian cosmonaut and a French astronaut returned to Earth on Friday aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule after six months at the International Space Station, while their U.S. crewmate remained on the orbiting laboratory for an extended stay, a NASA television broadcast showed. | Video

Jun 02 2017

U.S. probe to make unprecedented plunge into sun's atmosphere

(The June 1 story corrects distance in 3rd paragraph to 140 million from 1.4 billion) | Video

Jun 01 2017

OneWeb open to other acquisitions after Intelsat merger tanks

Satellite builder OneWeb Ltd will look for other acquisitions or partnerships after a proposed takeover of Intelsat SA fell through, OneWeb founder and Executive Chairman Greg Wyler said on Thursday.

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