Extend The Shuttle?

Glenn pushes for money to extend shuttle operations, Houston Chronicle

"The White House blueprint, Glenn said, forced NASA to "cannibalize" existing programs such as the shuttle to finance the new direction. Chris Shank, a senior official at NASA, acknowledged in a telephone interview that NASA had not received additional funding to cover the president's blueprint. NASA also had shouldered unforeseen return-to-flight costs after the loss of the shuttle Columbia on re-entry in 2003. Shank declined to discuss the agency's reaction to Glenn's appeal or apparent effort to shape the space agenda for the next administration."

John Glenn's prepared testimony

  • submit to reddit


Loading




Join our mailing list




Commercialization: Monthly Archives

Monthly Archives

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on July 31, 2008 8:26 AM.

House Hearing on NASA's 50th was the previous entry in this blog.

Tasting Water on Mars is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.