Fine Structure

Shuttle Extended to Install AMS

This sounds borderline good. I'm impressed that the senate was convinced to approve the extra mission to install the AMS and that they're suggesting $2 billion more in NASA budget than the White House suggests for next year. Obviously not impressed that this will uproot many existing plans to retire the shuttle which will cost money in an already-bloated system. All-in-all, a win for any science that comes from the AMS, at least.