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Submission + - NASA Considers 'Plan B' for Project Constellation ( 2

amightywind writes: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden ran into a congressional buzz saw last month when he presented the Obama Administration plan to cancel the Constellation Program in favor of outsourcing NASA's human spaceflight program. That plan may now be on its way out.
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NASA Considers 'Plan B' for Project Constellation

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  • FYI, the article has already been discredited, as it turns out Bolden didn't ask anybody to seek out a "plan B": []

    olden, however, said March 4 that he did not request NASA human spaceflight officials to come up with an alternative to Obama's plan.

    "The President's Budget for NASA is my budget. I strongly support the priorities and the direction for NASA that he has put forward," Bolden said in a written statement. "I'm open to hearing ideas from any member of the NASA team, but I did not ask anybody for an alternative to the President's plan and budget. We have to be forward thinking and aggressive in our pursuit of new technologies to take us beyond low-Earth orbit, and the President's plan does this. After years of underinvestment in new technology and unrealistic budgeting, we finally have an ambitious plan for NASA that sets the agency on a reinvigorated path of space exploration."

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