Establishing a U.S. human commercial space transportation capability by 2017 will require more than $821 million annually for the next three years if the initiative is to achieve the White House’s goal, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden emphasized as the fiscal 2014 budget request went to Capitol Hill today. Commercial crew is to receive $525 million under the 2013 budget continuing resolution, up from just more than $400 million in NASA’s 2012 budget. The U.S. gave up a human launch ...


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