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Constellation on the chopping block

What's the big deal?

Background on the Constellation Project

Problems with the program

Time for a change?

Putting the debate in context


References & Links

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For more info on the rise and fall of Constellation...

News stories

Palca, Joe. “Future of Human Space Flight in Question. Critics: NASA Must Clarify Exploration Goals,” NPR, 25 August 2003. 

Goldston, David. “Party of one: Washington, we have a problem.” Nature, 446(2007): 244. 

Achenback, Joel. “Obama’s plans for NASA changes met with harsh criticism.” Washington Post, 10 March 2010, A21.

Chang, Kenneth. “Reprieve sought for Space Shuttles.” New York Times, 4 March 2010, A20.

Chang, Kenneth. “Under fire, administrator defends NASA's new direction.” New York Times, 26 February 2010.

Das, Saswato. “Farewell to NASA’s Glory Days.” New York Times, 22 February 2010.

"Report knocks NASA funding." Science News, 169(2006): 317.

Lawler, Andrew. "NASA's plan for station: From lemons to lemonade." 303(2004): 615.

Video - Space: The Private Frontier.

Noland, David. "Rebel Engineers Sit With NASA to Chart Future of Manned Space." Popular Mechanics, 31 January 2009.

Astronauts: Obama Nasa Plan "Devastating" NBC Nightly News, 13 April 2010.

Guterl, Fred. "NASA Braces for Course Correction." Discover, 31(2010): 20.

Monastersky, Richard. "Shooting for the Moon." Nature, 460(2009): 314 

Government response and resources

A Renewed Spirit of Discovery.” The White House – President George W Bush.

Fact Sheet: A Renewed Spirit of Discovery.” The White House – President George W Bush.

Obama, Barack. “Remarks by the President on Space Exploration in the 21st Century.” John F. Kennedy Space Center, 15 April 2010.

Video of President Obama's Address

NASA FY 2011 Budget Overview Fact Sheet (PDF)

OMB NASA FY 2011 Fact Sheet

NASA Authorization Act of 2005

Hatch Predicts Dire Consequences if President Scraps Constellation, Ares Programs- Sen. Orin Hatch, News Room - Speeches.

Websites by and about NASA

NASA Spinoffs page -cool technology that's come out of NASA research

Mars Rover Starts New Chapter



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