The already delayed NASA Commercial Crew Program remains under threat of further hold-ups because of short-sighted congressional budget cuts in 2014, warns agency Administrator Charles Bolden. The program is developing a U.S launch system to get astronauts to low Earth orbit, and was originally targeted at initial capability in 2015. However, reduced budgets over the past three years have pushed this back to 2017, forcing NASA to keep on extending its contract with Russian space agency ...


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