The Evaporation of US Space Station Science

Europe's Columbus lab, saviour of the space station, arrives in US, The Guardian

"But the ISS project hit problems from the outset. The first piece of the ISS was launched in 1998 but, as costs mounted, Nasa began to cut its once-ambitious plans. The Columbia space shuttle accident in 2003 stalled progress, as all flights to add components to the ISS were put on hold. "Flash forward, the US has cut back on its labs dramatically," said [Mr] Cowing. "It has cut back on the science that's going on up there. It may well be that you end up with the bulk of people doing the science in the space station being either European or Japanese astronauts, or US astronauts doing research for Europe or Japan."

  • submit to reddit


Sword and Planet by Christopher Ruocchio - Baen Books
Agent of the Imperium by Marc Miller - Baen Books

Join our mailing list

Commercialization: Monthly Archives

Monthly Archives

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on May 31, 2006 9:15 AM.

Putting a Happy Face on Space Science Cuts was the previous entry in this blog.

Time for PAO to Ignore Yet Another Earthbound Astronaut is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.