Friday, August 06, 2010

Cosmic Log - Senate approves its spaceflight plan

Cosmic Log - Senate approves its spaceflight plan: "The Senate version of the authorization bill would let NASA fly an additional shuttle mission beyond the two currently left on the launch schedule, in order to help close the gap between the shuttle fleet's retirement and the deployment of whatever type of spaceship comes afterward. The extra mission, which would have to be cleared by a safety review, would likely send the shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station in mid-2011."

Yeah right. It is pure pork whose only intent is to put off the most devastating economic effects of Obama's destruction of American manned spaceflight until AFTER the November elections. Don't let them fool you. Throw these bastards out on their ear.

1 comment:

AstroRoach said...

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Wednesday acknowledged "very difficult, trying times" at Kennedy Space Center, but told employees facing layoffs that federal support would help the Space Coast make the transition from the shuttle to new economic opportunities.

Over lunch, Locke met with a dozen employees from three shuttle contractors who are expecting to lose their jobs by Oct. 1, part of a large wave of layoffs projected to total about 8,000 after the shuttle fleet retires next year.

8,000 layoffs. I wonder how many "saved or created" jobs they will claim. And "new economic opportunities"? - where are they?