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NASA Shuffle Seen as Harming Science

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Science  26 Apr 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5261, pp. 478
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5261.478


Researchers are up in arms about a reorganization at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that could threaten the research agenda of the international space station. The change transfers control of the $2.1 billion annual space station budget from NASA headquarters in Washington to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and scientists are worried that it could also force science facilities and experiments to take a back seat to the station's engineering requirements and undermine efforts to improve the credibility of the agency's life sciences research.