Thursday, January 03, 2008

Space science on a budget

This interesting article from the NY Times describes how, with a flat budget, NASA space science director S. Alan Stern is getting the maximum practical number of missions done by being hard-nosed about holding missions to their original budgets or at least to minimal overruns. It's a difficult situation that sometimes requires accepting less scientific return (like a cut in mission duration) to keep projects from being canceled in a zero-sum budget world.

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