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2003-Sep-06, 10:43 PM
SUMMARY: On the heels of the release of the Columbia Accident Investigation report, the United Stats Senate Appropriations Committee approved NASA's $15.3 billion budget for 2004. There were only a few differences from this budget and the $15.5 billion requested by President Bush earlier this year. $200 million was cut in from the International Space Station because of the smaller crew and use of Soyuz spacecraft. $20 million was cut from the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) mission; although, the explained that this amount had been added last year and not used. There were no other major cuts or changes to NASA's budget.

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2003-Sep-07, 04:37 AM
Does that mean the Pluto/Kupier mission is back on?

2003-Sep-07, 01:08 PM
Yep, I guess so. And I'm happy about that. Otherwise we had to wait a lot years longer. Now there is a Pluto / Charon mission in 2006. I think thats the most important mission on the schedule right now. Well, Human Mars mission is important too, but there is no real date when it is going to happen.