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Pluto and Pork Win Out at NASA

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Science  16 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5546, pp. 1430
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5546.1430b

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At first glance, NASA's $14.8 billion budget for 2002, up 3.8% over this year, appears to mark a modest victory for an agency struggling with cost overruns and a leadership vacuum. But hidden in the fine print is $532 million for 136 projects put forward by individual legislators--nearly double last year's total and the largest amount of earmarks in the agency's history.