[FPSPACE] Note on NASA science funding
thomsona at flash.net
Mon Aug 8 18:59:25 EDT 2005
> for space science programs below which the budget will not drop.
Those programs would be, one trusts,
- Extra-solar-system astronomy -- e.g., Hubble, Compton, Chandra, and
- Solar system probes of various sorts -- orbiters, landers, flybys.
These two categories have been the true glory missions of NASA and will
probably remain so for a while. Though I'm all in favor of sending people
Beyond for spiritual reasons, one shouldn't totally sacrifice real science
for that goal.
- Earth science.
This category I'm not totally sure of. Maybe NOAA or the commercial sector
could pick them up.
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