Venus' bright scientific future is at risk

Published March 21, 2023


Axios featured Tracy Gregg in a report that the future of a major NASA mission to explore Venus hangs in the balance, threatening a promised renaissance for understanding the planet. President Biden's budget request for NASA — released on March 9 — dramatically pulls funding from the VERITAS mission to map Venus' surface from orbit. Gregg said, "It suggests to everybody, not just in the Venus community, but to everybody in the planetary science community that NASA can arbitrarily cancel or delay missions that have already been selected."

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