NASA'S new budget earmarks money to keep the space shuttle flying, build its replacement, and finish the International Space Station. The space agency's science programs — including projects that would search the galaxy for habitable planets and study the universe's dark energy — face some big cuts. Ira Flatow leads a discussion on what's left for space science after the agency pays for its exploration programs.
Wesley Huntress Jr., former associate administrator for space science, NASA (1992-1998); director, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C.
Frank Morring, senior space technology editor, Aviation Week and Space Technology
Mary Cleave, associate administrator for science, NASA
Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), chairman, House Committee on Science