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NASA Seeks Proposals for for Pluto Mission; Plans to Restructure Outer Planet Program
NASA Seeks Proposals for for Pluto Mission; Plans to Restructure Outer Planet Program
20 Dec 2000
(Source: NASA Headquarters)

NASA announced today that the agency is seeking proposals from principal investigators and institutions around the world to develop the first mission to Pluto.

This Announcement of Opportunity marks the first time the Office of Space Science has solicited proposals for a mission to an outer planet, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, to be selected on a competitive basis similar to the agency's Discovery Program. That program features lower cost highly focused missions with rapid development of the scientific spacecraft. The proposals are due to NASA Headquarters by March 19, 2001.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC:
Donald Savage
(Phone: 202/358-1547)

For full text see:
ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2000/00-201.txt

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