Mikulski slips Nelson a note on NASA
Earlier this week, Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland sent a two-page letter to Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida that attempts to outline her vision for NASA and notes that it is â€œmore important than everâ€ that the two lawmakers â€œwork on consultationâ€ to consider the White House plan to blast future NASA astronauts into space aboard commercial rockets.
â€œOur human spaceflight program needs a destination. Since NASAâ€™s creation, it has been a mission-driven agency, and I believe having a clear direction and destination has contributed to NASAâ€™s many successes,â€ notes Mikulski.
She does not opine on Obamaâ€™s decision to scrap Constellation for commercial rockets, other than to note that the station â€œshould be re-supplied with cargo by commercial vehicles.â€ She makes no note of the possibility of commercial companies launching humans to low-Earth orbit.
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