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New Cuts in Station Could Spark Walkout

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Science  23 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5512, pp. 2291-2292
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5512.2291a

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U.S. researchers eager to use the international space station are threatening mutiny if NASA carries out plans to trim facilities and crew in the wake of exploding costs. A biological sciences advisory group says the proposed cuts undermine the scientific rationale for the station. Although critics have long questioned the station's likely scientific payoff, what's new about the latest attack is that it's coming from the station's staunchest scientific supporters.