US tells Europe to go solo on Martian mission

By REUTERS
February 14, 2012 03:34

 
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CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA intends to cancel plans to join Europe on a Mars sampling mission that is considered important to learning if life appeared beyond Earth as the US space agency balances out a virtually flat $17.7 billion budget for 2013, officials said on Monday.

NASA's proposal leaves Europe without a key partner for a proposed two-spacecraft mission to collect and return soil samples from Mars. The so-called Exobiology on Mars, or ExoMars, probes are targeted to launch in 2016 and 2018.

The United States wants to recast its Mars exploration program to include both science and human exploration goals, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said at a news conference to unveil the agency's proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The agency's current budget is $17.8 billion.

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