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Nasa’s attempts to aim for the stars keep getting bogged down in the political gutter

If you’re looking for a juicy and drama-filled beach read this summer, Lori Garver’s new memoir about her time as Nasa’s number two is a worthy companion as you lounge in the sun.

The space agency will be basking in glory this week as it releases the first images of rather more distant stars taken by the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope.

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