How Long Could NASA Keep The Space Shuttle Going?

September 1, 2008

A new report has come out which has stated that NASA is looking into whether or not they could extend the space shuttle program..Boston (ChattahBox) – A new report has come out which has stated that NASA is looking into whether or not they could extend the space shuttle program.

The big question though revolves around exactly how long they could actually extend the program for.

The report comes from The Orlando Sentinel, which stated that they managed to obtain an e-mail from NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.

He gave an order for a study to be conducted to see how long the space shuttle could fly for.

Currently, the NASA space shuttle is set to retire in 2010.  According to this new e-mail though, the space shuttle may be flying until 2015.

The study is going to look into whether or not the space shuttle could kepe going.

2015 is the year that its replacement, the Constellation, is expected to be completed and ready to go.

NASA is working to try and bridge the gap in regards to the retirement of the space shuttle, and the launch of Constellation.

This comes though as NASA is struggling to get the funding ot keep things rolling at this pace.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain, and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama have both pledged their support of NASA, though Obama is ready to add $2 billion in NASA funding.


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