Supporting an extra Shuttle flight is going to be complicated, especially since the actual NASA budget hasn’t been appropriated yet: [NASA faces tough decisions to plan STS-135 ahead of funding appropriation – NASASpaceFlight.com – Oct.12.10]
I hope Rubio reads the Write Stuff: [Republicans tell Rubio that Obama is responsible for all that ails NASA – The Write Stuff/Orlando Sentinel – Oct.12.10].
Yet one more article about the NASA authorization bill: [Obama Signs NASA Reauthorization Bill – Aviation Week – Oct.12.10]
> The new bill pares the $4.9 billion the White House originally wanted to spend on new space technology over five years, but still leaves $1.3 billion through Fiscal 2013. Some of that money will go for work on orbiting fuel depots and lightweight tankage for launchers, Garver said.
: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2010/10/nasa-decisions-plan-sts-135-ahead-funding-appropriation/ : http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_space_thewritestuff/2010/10/republicans-tell-rubio-that-obama-is-responsible-for-all-that-ails-nasa.html : http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/asd/2010/10/12/03.xml&headline=Obama%20Signs%20NASA%20Reauthorization%20Bill&channel=space