News and CommentMISSION TO PLANET EARTH

NASA Boosts Earth Science Grants

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Science  29 Aug 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5330, pp. 1198
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5330.1198b

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NASA's plan to launch a flotilla of Earth observation satellites starting next year has sparked fears that the cost of the expensive hardware will leave little funding for researchers wanting to interpret the data. But last week space agency officials said that, as part of a package of changes in the program, called Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE), they have come up with significant savings that will be pumped into grants.