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Academy Panel Opposes U.S. Funding Shake-Up

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Science  31 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5535, pp. 1566-1567
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5535.1566

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A blue-ribbon panel has rejected a White House suggestion that U.S. astronomy programs be consolidated within NASA. Science has learned that the panel's report, due out next week, will instead suggest greater collaboration among federal agencies and other stakeholders as the way to preserve U.S. supremacy in the field.