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Senate Raps NASA on Cost Overruns

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Science  27 Jun 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5321, pp. 1964
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5321.1964a

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A powerful Senate committee chair said last week that he may try to curb cost overruns on the international space station by imposing a new ceiling on annual outlays for the project. Agency managers fear a new cap could trigger yet another redesign and doom the program.