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Ed Weiler Says He Quit NASA Over Cuts to Mars Program

10 Feb 2012, 17:21 UTC
Ed Weiler Says He Quit NASA Over Cuts to Mars Program
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Newt is looking better and better all the time. This bothers me because SPACE is about the ONLY thing we agree on. –Ben ================ Ed Weiler Says He Quit NASA Over Cuts to Mars Program by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee on 9 February 2012, 1:50 PM Next week, President Barack Obama will propose a $300 million cut [...]

Newt is looking better and better all the time.
This bothers me because SPACE is about the ONLY thing we agree on.
–Ben
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Ed Weiler Says He Quit NASA Over Cuts to Mars Program
by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee on 9 February 2012, 1:50 PM
Next week, President Barack Obama will propose a $300 million cut in NASA’s
planetary science programs as part of his 2013 request for the agency,
ScienceInsider has learned. If adopted by Congress, the 20% cut in
planetary science would in all likelihood shelve NASA’s ability to
participate in two Mars missions to be carried out in partnership with the
European Space Agency (ESA). And the former head of NASA’s science mission
says that the targeting of the ExoMars program by White House budget
officials was the final straw leading to his resignation last fall.
“The Mars program is one of ...

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