Webb Stifles Future Space Science Funding

Telescope debacle devours NASA funds, Florida Today

"Alan Boss, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington who chairs NASA's independent advisory committee on astronomy research, worries the project could eat up a growing share of the nation's funding for astronomy and space science. He's gone so far as to call the telescope's woes "NASA's Hurricane Katrina." NASA has since removed the project from its astrophysics budget, making it a higher priority and less of a drain there. But it's still part of the overall science portfolio, drawing from a limited pot of money. Cash spent on Webb can't be spent on other science, Boss said. NASA concedes Webb will be a priority. Until the issues with Webb are resolved, Boss said, "everything is on hold with regard to funding for any major new projects."

-Scolese: Webb Launch Could Slip to 2022-2024 (Updated), earlier post
-Earlier stories

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