When is a summit not a summit, when it is a 2h meeting on a Thursday? Florida’s local groups lobbying for a better spaceflight plan can’t be too happy about that and how did NASA administrator Charles Bolden explain it to the Colorado Senators he met – go here for a picture of Bolden with Colorado Senator Mark Udall

Some in industry it seems have simply abandoned all hope for the Constellation programme as cracks appear – care of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne’s alleged decision – in whatever industry front there was. No one seems to have told United Launch Alliance, a company born of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, which side it should be on because ULA is just plugging away at helping to publicise the proposed Obama commercial crew programme while nothing it seems will stop the various political reactions however feeble they may be