White House Proposes NASA Direction Change

On Monday, the White House announced its proposed 2011 budget for NASA, which calls for major changes in the agency's direction. New Scientist takes a closer look at what the changes mean.What exactly has the White House cancelled?The new plan, if approved by Congress, would axe the Constellation programme, which has been developing rockets and other hardware intended to return astronauts to the moon by 2020.

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