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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Obama Proposes Ending NASA's Human Space-Flight Program
1 February 2010 9:39 am
As many had expected, President Barack Obama has proposed terminating NASA's human space-flight program. Instead, the Administration's 2011 budget would provide money to the private sector for developing commercial spacecraft for space exploration. The decision will signal the end of the Constellation program, which was initiated by the previous Administration with the goal of returning American astronauts to the moon by 2020. The Administration appears to have paid heed to a report delivered by the Augustine commission last fall which said that NASA would not be able to continue with its human space-flight program without a boost of $3 billion a year. Under current budgetary constraints, that seemed like an impossible target. Stay tuned for more details.