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NASA fears budget cuts could spell big changes for Mars missions

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 25, 2020, 2:12 PM UTC / Updated March 25, 2020, 3:48 PM UTC / Source: Space.comBy Meghan Bartels, Space.comIf President Donald Trump's budget request becomes reality, NASA may need to shuffle some Red Planet missions, including developing a new project to map ice on Mars.Trump and his administration sent Congress a budget request for the 2021 fiscal year in February. In its fine print, the Trump administration's 2021 budget request included a few major potential changes to NASA's Mars robotic exploration program.It suggests reducing funding for the 2001 Mars Odyssey and Curiosity programs so drasti ...