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Sense of the Senate Regarding Shuttle and CEV

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
July 22, 2005

Floor Statements by Senators Huchison and Nelson Regarding “Sense of the Senate Regarding Manned Space Flight”

“That is why we want to make sure we have that other vehicle ready about the time we shut down the space shuttle so we will have human access to this international space station and reap the benefits, once it is fully constructed, of all the experimentation and the processing of materials we can uniquely do in the microgravity of Earth’s orbit.”

Editor’s note: Sen. Hutchison and Sen. Nelson spoke a few moments ago in support of a Sense of the Senate amendment regarding human spaceflight – and the need to keep the Shuttle flying until such time as the CEV is operational.

Senators Hutchison, Nelson Urge Importance of Return to Flight

“Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space, and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) today offered an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill expressing the Sense of the Senate regarding the critical nature of human space flight to America’s national security.”

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