NASA can handle the across-the-board budget cuts it has received under sequestration in the current fiscal year, but if the cuts continue into the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 the gap in U.S. human space exploration capabilities will widen. William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told the Senate Commerce space subcommittee that sequestration cuts in the out years will mean “we can’t deliver the programs that we’ve committed to you we would ...


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