Thursday, January 15, 2009

Recession may ground space flights

The Hill
Roxana Tiron

President-elect Obama will have to decide the fate of the costly U.S. space program amid a global recession and skyrocketing deficits.

Obama faces a decision at the end of April on whether to continue the Space Shuttle initiative, which NASA otherwise plans to shut down. Congress last fall set a deadline for the new administration to decide this spring on whether to reverse course and continue the program, still the only way NASA has to transport Americans into space.

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