U.S. House panel proposes killing Hubble telescope successor

July 12, 2011 at 8:21 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Spaceflight Now

Legislators seeking to rein in government spending have put the troubled James Webb Space Telescope up for cancellation, saying the successor to NASA’s Hubble observatory is haunted by poor management and out-of-control costs.

Managers privately said launch of JWST could slip even later due to federal spending cutbacks. President Obama’s 2012 budget proposal called for flat spending on JWST at $375 million annually over the next five years. [more]

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