On Feb. 27, 2012.
NASA Announces Chair of New
Mars Program Planning Group
NASA – NASA’ s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld, has named former veteran NASA program manager Orlando Figueroa to lead a newly established Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) tasked to reformulate the agency’s Mars Exploration Program.
Grunsfeld made the announcement at an annual gathering of Mars scientists and engineers in Dulles, Va. Figueroa, a consultant with more than 30 years of aerospace experience, will lead the scientific and technical team to develop an integrated strategy for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program in light of current funding constraints. The team’s initial focus will be on a possible 2018-2020 robotic mission. more> http://is.gd/0fADHg
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- Failure to Launch: Mars Missions Sidelined in New NASA Budget Proposal (news.sciencemag.org)
- NASA to Reshape Mars Exploration Strategy to Fit Budget – Space.com (space.com)