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Mike Thomas | What Should NASA's Priority Be?

NASA Photo of GRAIL
NASA Photo of GRAIL

NASA is scheduled next week to launch a multi-probe mission from Cape Canaveral to the moon that will measure lunar gravity. But even as that mission prepares, the space agency's budget and program objectives in the post space shuttle era have come under scrutiny lately in Congress. NASA still wants to send humans on missions beyond low earth orbit but the ability to maintain current projects like the International Space Station have come into question. Last month a Russian supply rocket was lost during flight. This week 90.7s Mark Simpson asked Orlando Sentinel Columnist Mike Thomas about why he thinks building a successor to the Hubble Space telescope, the much larger James Webb Space telescope, is better bet than the other options.

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