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Science Comes First, Panel Tells NASA

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Science  09 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5545, pp. 1264-1265
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5545.1264

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NASA has been told to revamp its current plan for the international space station and put greater emphasis on science. A new report by an independent panel led by former aerospace executive Thomas Young says NASA must come up with realistic costs for building the orbiting lab, pay more attention to its research components, and adopt a new management structure before finishing with construction.