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Scientists Scramble to Curb Webb Overruns

Science  02 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5740, pp. 1472
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5740.1472a

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NASA plans to reduce the sensitivity of the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope to beat back rising costs that threaten to overwhelm the project. But despite a wealth of suggestions from scientists on how to cut costs, the agency likely will still face a shortfall of more than $500 million of the $3.5 billion needed to build, launch, and operate the James Webb Space Telescope.

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