Congress to save Shuttle?

by | Apr 29, 2009 | NASA, Space Shuttle | 0 comments

A much pilloried US institution the workings of Congress seem, to an outsider, to have become more popularised in recent years by the prism of television satire, than any actions by the politicians themselves but for Floridians political self-interest may have just saved thousands of locals from unemplyment

Florida Today is reporting that a budget resolution to be voted on this week might add $2.5 billion to NASA’s funding to keep Shuttle going for another year

And the newspaper rightly points out that the agency’s post-Columbia flight rate has been about three [Shuttle missions] per year, since the post-Columbia disaster return to flight and there are nine to go, including the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer mission added by the 2008 NASA authorisation act

Hello calendar year 2011? 

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