ESA takes the lead as NASA scales back funding for joint astrophysics, planetary missions
NASA's budget woes are having an impact on the other side of the Atlantic, where the European Space Agency (ESA) has returned to the drawing board in recent months to scale back plans for joint robotic missions that the U.S. agency says it is unable to help fund. Last summer, the Obama administration unveiled a revised U.S. national space policy that, among other edicts, extended NASA's participation in the International Space Station and called for enhanced U.S. cooperation with Europe ...
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