purplecthulhu: (Kecks)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 03:57pm on 08/02/2006 under
On appointment, NASA's new director said that science was NASA's crown jewels, and that not 'one dime' would be taken from science to pay for spaceflight.

Well that didn't last long, did it:

http://www.newscientistspace.com/article.ns?id=dn8689&feedId=online-news_rss20

So we can look to Europe and ESA taking over the lead in planet finding, gravitational wave astronomy, ground-based optical interferometry, X-ray astronomy, and maybe even Mars studies. If we can get the budget together.

From my point of view the biggest balck spot here is the indefinite delay to SOFIA, a 747-based airborne observatory in the far-infrared, but the damage is spread around to cover most areas of NASA science.

So NASA will now have a space station and manned launched vehicles and nothing to do when astronauts go up in them...
Mood:: 'angry' angry
purplecthulhu: (Kecks)
posted by [personal profile] purplecthulhu at 03:57pm on 08/02/2006 under
On appointment, NASA's new director said that science was NASA's crown jewels, and that not 'one dime' would be taken from science to pay for spaceflight.

Well that didn't last long, did it:

http://www.newscientistspace.com/article.ns?id=dn8689&feedId=online-news_rss20

So we can look to Europe and ESA taking over the lead in planet finding, gravitational wave astronomy, ground-based optical interferometry, X-ray astronomy, and maybe even Mars studies. If we can get the budget together.

From my point of view the biggest balck spot here is the indefinite delay to SOFIA, a 747-based airborne observatory in the far-infrared, but the damage is spread around to cover most areas of NASA science.

So NASA will now have a space station and manned launched vehicles and nothing to do when astronauts go up in them...
Mood:: 'angry' angry

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