NASA` Mission to Planet Earth Program : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, May 16, 1996

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Excerpt from Nasas Mission to Planet Earth Program: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, May 16, 1996 It is time, however, to get on with this program. We should not delay the start of the comprehensive observations of the Earth, the first set of observations made from the earth system science point of view. In all the restructurings that nasa has made of the Earth Observing System, we never delayed a spacecraft launch. It is time to get on with these observations, to do our job. It is also the case - and this is a very difficult point - we are close to the point where we can say with assurance that further budget reductions now will translate into knowledge reductions. Cost of Mission to Planet Earth eos has dropped from $17 billion to billion over a 10 year period. That is a major drop, a more than 60 percent decrease. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.