Daily Archives: February 10, 2012

  • Countdown to 2/10/2012

    Lots going on in astrobiology/planetary science today…

    3… The talk of the town planets is the brouhaha between NASA and the Office of Management and Budget over a Mars flagship. The short story is that OMB is taking the funding out of NASA’s planetary sciences budget that NASA had been planning to use on a Mars flagship. But it’s not quite that simple, as foreign space agencies – ESA in particular – were partners with NASA on the mission. Furthermore, the Congress actually sets spending levels and so is also a part of the story. Needless to say, there