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Space & Planetary Science

Concern Over NASA Science Cuts Grows

By Keith Cowing
December 8, 2005

IFPTE Raises Strong Objections to NASA Science Cuts

“In a November 17th letter sent by Administrator Griffin to Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Director Joshua Bolton, Dr. Griffin states that, “the budget allocation provided to NASA is insufficient.”

NASA Starts Squeezing to Fit Missions Into Tight Budget, Science (subscription)

“Although Cleave is an ecologist by training, she has no oversight of NASA’s biological and physical sciences. That portfolio belongs to Horowitz, who is drastically reducing funding for a host of experiments designed for the space station. He’s already canceled at least half of NASA’s current life sciences grants and contracts. Much of the research planned for the station has little connection with Bush’s plan to return astronauts to the moon and continue to Mars, Horowitz told Science.”

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