Apr 1, 2009

Why NASA's Budget Can't be Reduced

When 10,000 jobs are at stake, lawmakers start to listen. As reported in this article in Parabolic Arc, the big 5 space primes in America have ganged together to point out that NASA needs to accelerate its development of the next generation of space exploration vehicles, otherwise a lot of skilled labor will be forced to find work in other industries.

It is nice to see the specific reference to the Altair lunar lander in the plans that industry wants to start working on. Interestingly however, they don't refer to the Ares-1 launch vehicle which has recently suffered a 6 month delay.

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