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NASA has some official word on what is going on in astrophysics in general and with LISA in particular. LISA and IXO ended. Teams supported through Oct ’11, if budget is not cut more. New concept studies.
So, got confirmation of initial round of cuts. NASA HQ is preparing for budget problems by starting to pull back funds already allocated, in anticipation of fiscal year 2010-11 cuts. Between possible government shutdown, and the uncertainty over the Senate response to the House cuts, and a possible veto, it is hard to know what…
The verdict is out, the 2010 Senior Review Committee recommendation on the NASA Astrophysics old active missions; who will keep going, and who is recommended to get the chop. It is an interesting list, with some interesting recommendations.
NASA loses a balloon in the outback
NASA 2011 budget is out, and with it the new 5 year plan. It is drastic, bit more so than I expected. Short version: Constellation is dead, Dead, DEAD! Ares I, Ares V and Orion are shut down. ~ $10 billion thrown away, again, with nothing to show for it, again. More money,
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden addressed a packed room filled with anxious astronomers at lunch today. It was interesting, both in what he said and in what was omitted.