Space Science Revolt Continues: Astrobiology Cuts

Letter from Nobel Laureate Baruch Blumberg and SETI Institute CEO Thomas Pierson Regarding Proposed Astrobiology Cuts

"While it is true that the entire NASA science budget is under pressure, this 50% cut to astrobiology is much larger than the 15% across-the-board cuts proposed for FY '07 in the other NASA research programs. Although many of us consider astrobiology to be the primary science of the President's Vision for Space Exploration as detailed on the NASA web site at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/exploration/main/, this is not reflected in the budget proposal."

Editor's note: A common comment heard from SMD AA Mary Cleave with regard to why she is cutting astrobiology is "Dan Goldin isn't here any more" and that the program was "political"

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