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Planetary Exploration Newsletter Editorial from Mark Sykes: Mars Science Laboratory

"MSL lands this evening, but our community will not be "forever changed." I disagree with Jim Green, NASA Planetary Science Division Director ... We are weakened by bad policy recommendations and decisions of the past ten years, crippling the former workhorse Discovery program and canceling the Mars Scout program, while backroom deals are pursued to allocate yet more resources to large, uncompeted projects. The greatest challenge facing U.S. solar system exploration is making the transition from an adolescent focus on firsts to rebuilding our foundational programs and embracing science as "the endless frontier."

Note from James Green, Director Planetary Science, NASA on Mars Curiosity Rover Landing, earlier post

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