For astronauts, a vanishing frontier

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April 24, 2011
New York Times    
Posted in News, PND News

"What happens when you have the right stuff at the wrong time? Members of NASA’s astronaut corps have been asking just that, now that the space shuttle program is ending and their odds of flying anywhere good anytime soon are getting smaller. ... Under President Obama, NASA’s human spaceflight program has been curtailed. The Ares I and Constellation programs, which were meant to succeed the space shuttles and take astronauts to the moon, were canceled, and NASA is instead hiring outside companies to devise alternatives." [editor's note: If only he had the same attitude about warmongering as he does about exploration - SAT] (04/24/11)  


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