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Climate Warms a Bit for NASA Mission

Science  28 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5308, pp. 1870
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5308.1870b

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Congressional opponents of NASA's ambitious Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE) appear to be softening their criticism of the multibillion-dollar program, in part because of changes being made to satisfy the concerns of legislators and scientists. The result likely will be smaller spacecraft and a data-management system more closely tailored to the needs of researchers.