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Science  22 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5487, pp. 2019
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5487.2019a

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NASA scientists and engineers working on the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) got a boost from across the Atlantic last week. On 15 September in Paris, the European Space Agency's top science advisory committee recommended that the agency become a major partner in the project. The recommendation puts NGST--along with a handful of other missions the committee also endorsed last week--one short step away from officially becoming part of Europe's space program.