Letter to Congressman Blumenauer (Ore)

I understand the NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is in danger of being cut due to cost overruns. We have already spent $1.5 billion and 4 years on its construction, and now that work is in jeopardy over $300 million. Please note that ever significant accomplishment of our country, including the Apollo missions and the Panama Canal have gone over budget. Allowing the MSL program to lapse would be a tragic waste of taxpayer dollars.

NASA remains relevant to our economy and to science. MSL is not only a significant piece of our scientific exploration of the universe, but the pioneering missions of NASA have inspired me and tens of thousands of Americans to explore careers in science and engineering.

Please find a way to get this program done.

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