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Plans for Pluto and Hubble Gain in Congress

Science  18 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5593, pp. 511-513
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5593.511b

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Last week, a U.S. House spending panel agreed to a Senate plan to continue funding the $488 million mission to Pluto. The bill also increases funding to explore Mars, asks NASA to consider extending the life of the Hubble Space Telescope, and chides the agency for backing away from materials science research on the space station.