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bobble_bob

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">"WASHINGTON &mdash; Brushing aside White House objections, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a one-year NASA authorization bill that would require the space agency to conduct an extra space shuttle mission to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space station.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">The White House says that requiring NASA to fly the AMS could require the agency to operate the space shuttle beyond 2010 and further delay the fielding of its successor, the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle and Ares I rocket."</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">http://www.space.com/news/080619-house-shuttle-flight-bill.html</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial">I couldnt see any mention of this in Nasa's recently revised shuttle manifest. So does this mission exist if they require it?</span></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>"WASHINGTON &mdash; Brushing aside White House objections, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a one-year NASA authorization bill that would require the space agency to conduct an extra space shuttle mission to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space station.The White House says that requiring NASA to fly the AMS could require the agency to operate the space shuttle beyond 2010 and further delay the fielding of its successor, the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle and Ares I rocket."http://www.space.com/news/080619-house-shuttle-flight-bill.htmlI couldnt see any mention of this in Nasa's recently revised shuttle manifest. So does this mission exist if they require it? <br /> Posted by bobble_bob</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>authorization bills are dime a dozen.&nbsp; The ones that matter are appropriation bills.&nbsp; NASA isn't going to fly AMS until it is in an appropriation bill </p>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;authorization bills are dime a dozen.&nbsp; The ones that matter are appropriation bills.&nbsp; NASA isn't going to fly AMS until it is in an appropriation bill <br />Posted by Cygnus_2112</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I hope we do get funding for one more mission, as long as we can launch before Sept 30, 2010. I do not want to extend the Shuttle program pas that end date since Constellation needs the funds ASAP.<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;I hope we do get funding for one more mission, as long as we can launch before Sept 30, 2010. I do not want to extend the Shuttle program pas that end date since Constellation needs the funds ASAP. <br /> Posted by shuttle_guy</DIV><br /></p><p>Well, the nominal schedule puts STS-132's launch in April, so there's plenty of time left before September 30. The real question is the long lead time items. Will an appropriations bill be passed with enough lead time to get these pieces?&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Brian J. Pfeifer http://sabletower.wordpress.com<br /> The Dogsoldier Codex http://www.lulu.com/sabletower<br /> </div>
 
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