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NASA Slices Biology Program on Station

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Science  25 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5287, pp. 495
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5287.495a

Summary

NASA has cut in half its planned funding of gravitational biology—the scientific centerpiece of the international space station—in an effort to find enough money to build the station itself. The sharp reduction in the $500 million program has evoked cries of outrage from U.S. life scientists, who say their research has fallen victim to unexpected construction costs and technical problems.