Saturday, September 5, 2009

"Actually, it will be the Congress..."

NASA may outsource amid budget woes
Andy Pasztor
Wall Street Journal

"While the Obama administration is still mulling options and hasn't made any final decisions, such a move would represent a major policy shift away from decades of government-run rocket and astronaut-transportation programs such as the current space-shuttle fleet. By some estimates, the Administration's current spending blueprint for manned space exploration over the next decade is between $30 billion and $50 billon less than federal officials first projected when President George W. Bush unveiled a plan to return astronauts to the moon."

"Responding to questions, on Saturday the White House press office said the President "has confirmed his commitment to human space exploration" and is reviewing various options. "But at the end of the day, the President will make the decision, not a committee."

Read the article HERE.

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