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NASA’s Defunct Project Survives on Mississippi Pork

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 15, 2014 @ 2:30 pm In Digital Media,Politics,Science,Think Tank | Comments Disabled

From Bloomberg Visual Data:

NASA will complete a $350 million tower to test rocket engines for a program that was canceled in 2010. The A-3 test stand will be finished early this year at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Its funding survived thanks to Senator Roger Wicker, a Republican from that state who supported the test stand’s completion even though NASA doesn’t need it.

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data [2]

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