Whitehouse: Factsheet on Proposed Budget for NASA

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Whitehouse: Factsheet on Proposed Budget for NASA

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Re: Whitehouse: Factsheet on Proposed Budget for NASA

Post by neufer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:37 pm

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/factsheet_department_nasa/ wrote:
<<$14 million ($420 million over five years) for a mission to the Sun,
flying through its outer atmosphere to better understand how it is heated
and how it ejects the stream of charged particles known as the solar wind.>>
Why can't this be better done with a manned mission :?:
  • Homer Simpson: See that ball of fire in the sky? That's the sun.
    It goes by many names: Apollo's lantern, day moon, old blazy.
    The important thing is, never to touch it.

    Marge Simpson: I know what the sun is.

    Homer Simpson: Yes, now you do.
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Re: Whitehouse: Factsheet on Proposed Budget for NASA

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