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  • The Plug Is Pulled
    Posted by Frank Morring, Jr. 3:19 PM on Feb 10, 2012

    Colleague Amy Svitak in Paris reports the European Space Agency is ready to go to Mars with Russia, after NASA abruptly pulled out of talks on a three-way program.

    Meanwhile, U.S. planetary scientists are up in arms over the $300 million cut for their work proposed in the agency's fiscal 2013 budget request. With NASA's budget remaining basically flat in the request, that suggests the planet scientists are paying for overruns in the James Webb Space Telescope.

    Check out Amy's story here, and stay tuned. The budget request isn't officially released until Monday.

    Tags: os99, Mars, ESA, NASA, Exomars, Russia

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