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News briefs: June 22-23
Posted: Mon, Jun 24, 2002, 7:43 AM ET (1143 GMT)
  • The number of contractors — and potentially the number of jobs — associated with NASA's component of the International Space Station will be cut starting in 2004, Florida Today reported Sunday. There are currently 26 ISS contractors, but NASA plans to cut this to seven as the station moves from an assembly to a maintenance phase. The number of jobs that will be affected has not been disclosed.
  • Japan plans to cut its budget for space station operations by one-third, the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported Sunday. The Japanese space agency NASDA said the cut in the budget, to 40 billion yen (US$330 million) a year, was required because of NASA's plans to cut back the station's crew size will limit Japan's use of the station's experimental facilities to 2.6 hours a week. NASDA also plans to cut the amount of material it will transport to the station in half, to 6 tons a year.
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