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NASA Blasted for Rising Costs, Cancellations

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Science  01 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5497, pp. 1666
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5497.1666a

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When NASA cancelled a project last month that would have sent a tiny rover crawling over an asteroid, the community of planetary scientists issued a public tongue lashing of the agency. Its letter warned of larger problems in the U.S. program caused by spiraling costs and recommended a sweeping reexamination of the outer solar system effort.