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NASA Seeks Proposals For Pluto Mission; Plans To Restructure Outer Planet Program

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December 27, 2000
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NASA seeking proposals from principal investigators and institutions around the world to develop the first mission to Pluto. The announcement 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.

December 20, 2000 -- NASA announced today that the agency is seeking proposals from principal investigators and institutions around the world to develop the first mission to Pluto.


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National Aeronautics And Space Administration. (2000, December 27). NASA Seeks Proposals For Pluto Mission; Plans To Restructure Outer Planet Program. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001221073121.htm
National Aeronautics And Space Administration. "NASA Seeks Proposals For Pluto Mission; Plans To Restructure Outer Planet Program." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001221073121.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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