Continued Debate on NASA’s direction

This week the continued debate over the Obama administration’s cancellation of the Constellation program and the redirection of space policy became a focal point of the senate and media.

On Wednesday Neil Armstrong voiced his opinions on the administration’s space policy.

On Thursday John Holdren explained the administration’s space priorities at the AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy.

On Friday Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Robert Bennett(R-UT) added onto an emergency spending bill for military ops in Afganistan an amendment that prohibits NASA from killing the Constellation program.

“Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, funds made available for Constellation in Fiscal Year 2010 for ‘National Aeronautics and Space Administration Exploration’ and from previous appropriations for ‘National Aeronautics and Space Administration Exploration’ shall be available to fund continued performance of Constellation contracts, and performance of such Constellation contracts may not be terminated for convenience by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Fiscal Year 2010.”

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One Response to Continued Debate on NASA’s direction

  1. R2K says:

    I like how the latest NAR magazine had an editorial about this. As many people as possible should clearly state the truth; we are entering a truly pathetic era of American manned spaceflight. Unless we build new rockets.

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