NASA will trim from the bottom to accommodate a half-billion-dollar hole in its expected funding this year, halting or shrinking low-priority programs to keep top-dollar efforts like the Orion crew exploration vehicle and International Space Station assembly on track. With scant hope for a loophole in the year-long continuing resolution ordered by the new appropriations chairmen in the Democratic 110th Congress, Administrator Michael Griffin says his choices are clear. "We will ...

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