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Submitted by MarkWhittington
MarkWhittington (1084047) writes "Space Ref, in a November 18, 2013 post has unearthed part of a Congressional Budget Office document that suggests, as an option for reducing the deficit, ending all human space flight activities at NASA.

This would mean that American participation in the International Space Station, the Commercial Crew program to develop privately operated space craft, the development of the Orion space craft and the Space Launch System heavy lift launcher, and President Obama’s asteroid exploration initiative would be terminated immediately.

The CBO argues that space exploration could be accomplished by robots alone and that ending human space flight would have significant cost savings ($73 billion over the next nine years) and would preserve the safety and lives of astronauts"

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Congressional Budget Office mulls ending NASA human space flight to cut deficit

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