The Trump administration is preparing budgets for next year’s funding for NASA, budgets that would include large cuts in spending on Martian exploration.
Many missions still in activity could then be “turned off” or limited for lack of funds. Among these the Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) and also the rover Curiosity.
An article to read not only for the scientific implications but also for the geopolitical implications that the current health emergency is causing a bit ‘around the world and consequently also to NASA.
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