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The Nation

Vice President Dan Quayle, who is chairman of the National Space Council, and agencies that use two satellites that provide information on the environment, agriculture and natural resources are developing a financing plan to save the spacecraft from being shut down March 31, his office said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which could not come up with $9.4 million to keep Landsat 4 and Landsat 5 financed through the end of the fiscal year, issued an order March 1 to begin shutting down the satellites.


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