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Being Clear As To Who Actually Cancelled The Shuttle

By Keith Cowing
July 22, 2011
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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Final Landing of Shuttle Atlantis
“Unfortunately, with the final landing of the Shuttle Atlantis and no indication of plans for future missions, this administration has set a significantly different milestone by shutting down our nation’s legacy of leadership in human spaceflight and exploration, leaving American astronauts with no alternative but to hitchhike into space.”
Perry launches on Obama for cutting NASA, Dallas News
“… Perry went on to say that, “this administration has set a significantly different milestone by shutting down our nation’s legacy of leadership in human spaceflight and exploration, leaving American astronauts with no alternative but to hitchhike into space.” Actually, it was the Bush Administration that decided to end shuttle missions, and the Obama Administration extended the life of the shuttle program by adding two additional flights.”
President Bush Announces New Vision for Space Exploration Program, White House
“The Shuttle’s chief purpose over the next several years will be to help finish assembly of the International Space Station. In 2010, the Space Shuttle — after nearly 30 years of duty — will be retired from service.”

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