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Activities and Membership As usual, in the first quarter the space science news in Washington was dominated by the budget story. The news was good, as the precipitous decline in NASA's outyear forecast disappeared in favor of a nearly flat profile for the agency as a whole. While the glass may not have been 100 percent full— as some observers noted that the gentle downward slope did not account for inflationary erosion— there was widespread relief that the projected levels would provide a stable basis for orderly planning. The physical space sciences, which had been especially threatened in the previous year's scenario, were particular beneficiaries: key projects not funded in the earlier plan, such as the Space Interferometer Mission, Next Generation Space Telescope, and outer planet missions, were included. Previously included activities, such as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility and Mars Sample Return, were advanced over the earlier plan (2001 and 2005, respectively). More immediately, researchers were delighted at a second very successful Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, where two powerful new instruments (including the first infrared instrument) and a number of other replacement subsystem components were installed and an unplanned repair to frayed thermal insulation was deftly accomplished. The several spacecraft of the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics program gave space physicists the most complete data set ever on a major solar storm, when a disturbance emitted from the Sun on January 6 swept by Earth and Space Studies Board (Contributor). Space Studies Board Annual Report 1997. Washington, DC, USA: National Academies Press, 1998. p 7. Copyright © 1998. National Academies Press. All rights
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