Hard to believe taxpayers have given $350 million to these whiners to do nonsense research that returns zero to taxpayers.
USA Today reports:
Anne Gambrel, a doctoral student at Princeton University, says she’s part of a team of scientists who have been working for about a decade to launch a telescope on a balloon from Antarctica. They planned to accomplish this in December.
“It is devastating to us to think that at this crucial point in our project, we can’t take the final step,” she writes in supporting Jeong’s petition. “Besides the vast amount of science that is being delayed or canceled, shutting down the continent for the season is wasting millions of dollars.”
Another graduate student doing research in the South Pole, Elizabeth George of the University of California, Berkeley, says scientists could lose “not only this season but years worth of work.” Even if the government resumes in two weeks, she says, “the damage to decades of scientific research will be irreversible.”