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Pluto mission still on

  1. Sep 25, 2003 #1

    Phobos

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    Looking through my old emails, I saw that on Sept 2, the mission was in jeopardy of being canceled. But the Planetary Society and others revived it.
    http://www.planetary.org/html/UPDATES/Pluto/bond-mikul-thanks.html



    I may get an ulcer from this on-again-off-again mission.
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2003 #2

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    Now if only 1% - no, let's not be greedy, 0.01% - of the budget devoted to manned space flight (NASA WARNING: Flying in the Shuttle KILLS!) were devoted to planetary exploration by robots ....
     
  4. Sep 27, 2003 #3

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    That's great, and to think they could've scrapped even that
    one when they wan'na throw away billions on stupid
    and pointless programs like this Orbital Space Plane crap.

    Live long and prosper.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2003 #4

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    Yeah, I was pretty thrilled to hear that news, too. I'm hoping this mission will answer some questions of Pluto's composition (and maybe a few Kuiper Belt objects) to help support or refute my own model of Solar System formation.
     
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