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Rising Costs Could Delay NASA's Next Mission to Mars and Future Launches

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Science  26 Sep 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5897, pp. 1754
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5897.1754

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Faced with a dramatically higher price tag, NASA managers will decide next month whether to postpone the launch of a sophisticated Mars rover for 2 years. Pushing back the mission could delay or even force the cancellation of future missions.