Friday, August 6, 2010

Senate defies Obama on NASA

The Senate on Thursday defied administration plans to gut NASA's rocket development program, voting to pass a compromise bill that preserves some of the contracts from the Constellation program. In February the president said he would cancel plans to return astronauts to the moon and beyond and instead have commercial companies sent them to low Earth orbit. The bill must be reconciled with legislation now in the House. (Source: Orlando Sentinel, 08/05/10)