US spaceflight website space.com has revealed that in a teleconference yesterday the US government’s Office of Management and Budgets’ director Peter Orszag and the White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer confirmed that president Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget request for NASA does not include the Constellation programme

But with the NASA aprorpiations bill for FY2010 requiring Congressional approval to cancel the Constellation programme the mere fact that Obama has requested in his budget for FY2011 that it be cancelled does not make it so. Healthcare bills anyone?

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