How will Cuts to NASA’s Budget Effect the Space Program?

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NASA will have to do with less in their overall budget this year, but it creates quite a challenge for some. Especially those working on the Mars exploration missions. So, what does this mean for the space program? Despite the set back, the space program is still going strong with Curiosity landing in August, as well as, other missions on the horizon. Derrick Pitts and Dave Heller explore the possibilities. Also, many holidays and religious practices around this time of year are fixed by the Lunar Phases, such as the 40 days of Lent, Fat Tuesday and Easter. Speaking of Lunar Phases, catch a new moon tomorrow, February 21st, and Mars and Saturn highlight the evening sky this week. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.[audio: st20120220.mp3]

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