8/31/2005

Nat' Academies Press, Earth Science and Applications from Space: Urgent Needs and Opportunities to Serve the Nation (2005)

From page 14...
... Finally, the president's Vision for Space Exploration initiative led to a reorganization of NASA and established a new focus on exploration of the Moon, Mars, and solar system. The planning document that accompanied NASA's FY 2006 budget proposal lists five guiding national objectives for NASA, including "study the Earth system from space and develop new space-based and related capabilities for this purpose."8 However, the priority for Earth observations, which have direct and immediate relevance to society, appears greatly diminished in terms of the projected declining budgets that are proposed for FY 2006.

Nat' Academies Press, Earth Science and Applications from Space: Urgent Needs and Opportunities to Serve the Nation (2005)

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