Flip Flopping by Nelson on COTS-D?

Is Sen. Bill Nelson flip-flopping on NASA's COTS-D space program?

"... Well, in case you assume that this exchange means that Sen. Nelson has become a champion of COTS D as a possible way to generate more Space Coast jobs and help fill the gap between the end of the space shuttle program next year and whenever the next rocket program is ready, think again. In comments to several space boosters over the last two days, Nelson has made it clear that he is not necessarily supporting COTS D. Here is what he told the Orlando Sentinel on Wednesday during a visit to Kennedy Space Center: "Whatever you heard, I want to make sure you understand I wasn't specifically pushing COTS D. What I was pushing was launch complex 36 [at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station]. ... COTS D first off is a human-rated program and that has not been sanctioned by NASA yet."

  • submit to reddit


Loading




Join our mailing list


calendar

Events
Launches
Your Event


Monthly Archives

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on May 28, 2009 11:29 PM.

Taking Care of the GAP, Russian Style was the previous entry in this blog.

America's First Primates In Space +50 is the next entry in this blog.

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