Atlantis Funded for Final ISS Mission in 2011?

Draft legislation obtained by the Orlando Sentinel shows that NASA is set to get all but $90 million of the $19 billion proposed by President Barack Obama, more than enough to fund the launch of a third shuttle flight and ensure that about 4,000 Kennedy Space Center workers stay on the job likely into June when the orbiter fleet is scheduled to retire.

The prospects are that the Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-135 will now be the last shuttle flight to the International Space Station in the summer of 2011. Throttle-UP to 104% one last time!


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