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Report Boosts Work in Physical Sciences

Science  15 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5597, pp. 1315-1316
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5597.1315a

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A panel convened by the National Research Council argues that areas such as fundamental physics and materials science deserve a prominent place on the international space station alongside experiments in the life sciences. That message is somewhat at odds with tentative NASA plans to revamp research on the orbiting laboratory.