One extra shuttle flight – then bupkis.

Obama has endorsed the Bush schedule for Shuttle retirement in his new budget.  There is money for one extra flight.  But come 2010, the United States will be, quite sadly, no longer a space faring nation.

No reprieve for space shuttle in Obama budget – The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

The budget does leave the door open for a brief extension of the shuttle’s worklife. Bush wanted the shuttle to retire after it finished hauling building materials to the International Space Station. Obama’s budget allws for one additional shuttle flight before the end of 2010 if it can be flown “safely and affordably.”

Published in: on February 26, 2009 at 6:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

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