View Full Version : Will the Mars Science Laboratory Be Cut?

2008-Oct-07, 08:30 PM
The Mars Science Laboratory, a souped-up Mars rover scheduled to launch next year might be delayed, scaled down or canceled due to technical problems and cost overruns. The nuclear powered rover designed to search for microbial life on the Red Planet, has already cost $1.5 billion and if it reaches a 30-percent cost overrun, [...]

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2008-Oct-07, 08:48 PM
I'm imagining that there is going to be a lot of belt tightening for a few years. Shelving the MSL for five years is better than some of the alternatives.

2008-Oct-08, 02:25 AM
Man, these days NASA can't even be quiet and humble achievers without facing budget cuts!