Scientists to Senator Ted Cruz

March 14, 2015 12:14 PM

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The largest group of Earth scientists has sent a letter to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, making the case that NASA needs to continue studying our home planet.

Earth science has been part of NASA's mission since the agency's inception in 1958, but in a Senate hearing on Thursday, Cruz told NASA administrator Charles Bolden that NASA needs to move away from launching Earth observing satellites in favor of sending humans to explore deep space.

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