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Physicists Decry Bush's Mars Mission Plan

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Physicists Decry Bush's Mars Mission Plan

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Physicists Decry Bush's Mars Mission Plan

Physicists Decry Bush's Mars Mission Plan

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Although space exploration is one of President Bush's top priorities, his plan to send humans to the moon and Mars is being criticized by the American Physical Society, which represents 43,000 physicists. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports that the scientists are concerned that the expensive program announced by the president in January will be detrimental to ongoing scientific programs and projects.