Thursday, July 07, 2011

Investigation Follow-Up: House targets Webb telescope rising costs, proposes cancellation

Congress appears to be concerned with the rising cost of the James Webb Space Telescope.

The U.S. House budget-writing committee that oversees NASA spending has eliminated funding for the project, which FLORIDA TODAY reported earlier this year was running at least $5 billion over budget and at least seven years behind schedule.

The telescope, considered by scientists to be the most important space mission of the decade, has been plagued by such problems since its inception. You can read the earlier FLORIDA TODAY report on the telescope's troubles here.

Read the story from today's newspaper about the budget action in Congress here.

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