RT America -- September 16, 2014

The Islamic State has been making threats towards the West, but there is no credible evidence of an imminent threat, according to Michael Kugelman of the Woodrow Wilson Center. In an interview with RT’s Ameera David, the columnist and scholar said that there are more direct threats to the US, and the country should be weary of getting swept up by fear of ISIS.

NASA on Tuesday awarded $6.8 billion worth of contracts to SpaceX and Boeing as part of the agency’s push to return to manned spaceflight. Since the space shuttle program ended in 2011, American astronauts have used Russian-built craft for transportation to the International Space Station, but this hasn’t sat well with many. RT’s Ameera David takes a look at the new contract .