NASA's 2007 Budget

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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



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