Mars Cuts Spur Protest Letters & White Papers

Life on Mars? Funds to Find Answer Fade, NY Times

"In a letter sent March 5, a group of Mars scientists that provides feedback to NASA said it was "appalled" by the proposed budget cuts. "Among the many dire impacts, the cuts threaten the very existence of the Mars exploration program which has been one of the crown jewels of the agency's planetary exploration," wrote David J. Des Marais, a scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center in California and chairman of the group."

Researchers Call for Continued Exploration of Mars

"A new position paper by researchers at the Planetary Science Institute calls for sustaining NASA funding for the exploration of Mars. Concerned by the administration's budget proposal to scale back and effectively bring to an end what has been a spectacularly successful program, the paper's authors have outlined a path to continue and benefit from a robust American effort to explore Mars."

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