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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Space Shuttles May Fly Until 2011

The space shuttle program may get an additional $2.5 billion to keep the fleet flying until 2011 and thereby enable a higher safety standard to be used for the final eight flights now planned reports Florida's WFTV. Space advocates around the nation should contact members of the Congress to support the funding measure and keep Florida space workers on the job as the commercial space launch firms Orbital Sciences Corporation and SpaceX or others seek to close the human space flight gap with NASA's COTS-D program and/or until the NASA Orion space vehicle starts to fly.

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Astronomy Link List said...

This article has been added to the Astronomy Link List.