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Bigger Is Better for Science, Says Report

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Science  19 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5580, pp. 316-317
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5580.316

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A blue-ribbon panel has told NASA that the research program planned for the international space station will lack scientific credibility unless the controversial station is expanded beyond the size and scope currently envisioned. The report is a clear rebuke to plans by the Bush Administration to limit the orbiting laboratory's crew and size, and it could prove politically troublesome in NASA's budget negotiations with the White House and Congress.