NASA Chief Meets With Obama

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday.

The two will likely discuss the findings of the Augustine Committee, which spent the summer reviewing the agency’s plans for human space flight after the shuttle fleet’s scheduled retirement in 2010.

NASA’s Constellation program is set to return astronauts to the moon by 2020, but the committee recommended eight options, six of which would cancel the Ares I rocket.

Meantime, an Alabama senator inserted a provision in the recent end of the year spending bill, forbidding NASA to cancel the Constellation project without congressional approval.

Much of the work for Constellation is out of NASA’s Huntsville, Ala., facility.

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