Senate Prepares To Throw Road Block At NASA Policy

Senate Panel Near Agreement on Bill to Roll Back NASA Changes, NY Times

"The bill, which lays out the direction of the nation's space program for the next three years, would add at least one more space shuttle flight, speed development of a heavy-lift rocket and move ahead with building a spacecraft to venture beyond low-Earth orbit. It would also slow down a rush to invest in commercial rockets by requiring companies to demonstrate their capabilities before receiving large contracts for delivering astronauts to the International Space Station, said a staff member who was not authorized to speak for attribution."

Keith's note: Word has it that there is serious consideration being given in the Senate to making dramatic changes to President Obama's proposed FY 2011 budget and the way that it restructures NASA. A new NASA Authorization bill is scheduled to be marked up on Thursday by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's Science and Space subcommittee.

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