Scientists upset over Congress’ plans to cut budget for Webb project, the successor to Hubble

July 15, 2011 at 8:20 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: msnbc

Astronomers are up in arms over proposed congressional budget cuts that would cancel an ambitious but over-budget space observatory that has been pegged as the successor to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

The House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees NASA proposed a 2012 spending bill last week that would terminate the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) as part of wider-reaching cutbacks that would reset the agency’s budget at pre-2008 levels. [Full story]

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