Showdown Looms Over NASA Commercial Crew, HLV and Climate Funding

A showdown between the Obama Administration and Congress is looming over the respective funding levels for NASA’s commercial human space flight program, its heavy-lift vehicle development effort, and climate research efforts. The crux of the problem: NASA is trying to quickly close the human spaceflight gap, develop a HLV to unrealistic requirements, and protect the planet. Something might have to give as the government faces strong pressure to reign in spending.

Sound like a looming cluster**** for NASA? Oh, you betcha!

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