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Thursday, June 21, 2007



Subcommittee Stops Spending on a Human Mars Mission

"The bill language also continues a moratorium prohibiting NASA from implementing a reduction in force and from funding any research, development or demonstration activity related exclusively to Human Exploration of Mars. NASA has too much on its plate already, and the President is welcome to include adequate funding for the Human Mars Initiative in a budget amendment or subsequent year funding requests." This is from the "Subcommittee Passes FY08 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill" (PDF) release from Congressman Alan B. Mollohan. This is a blow to research and planning for the manned Mars landing. The Mars Society has an update and ways to contact congress here. Here is the Slashdot thread.

- posted by Jim @ 18:44 EST