Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NASA’s Inglorious Ending

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

There are two space shuttle flights left before those vehicles are fully retired by NASA - if there's enough money left in the space agency budget.
Yep, that was one of the angles that came out of a Senate hearing yesterday on the space program, as Senators again complained about the future of NASA, and pressed officials for details on how the shuttle will be replaced.
NASA chieftains led by William Gerstenmaier performed yet another bureaucratic dance at the witness table, assuring Senators that they were working on plans for a new heavy lift rocket and crew vehicle, but leaving no discernible footprints on when any of that might actually start flying.

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