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Obama headed to Kennedy Space Center



As expected, the White House confirms today that President Barack Obama will hold his April 15 space summit at Kennedy Space Center. He is expected to make remarks at 3 p.m.

Obama's budget proposal would increase NASA funding $6 billion over five years, including funding to modernize KSC. But the proposal calls for more emphasis on science research and less on space travel.

Most notable, the president would cancel the effort to return astronauts to the moon by 2020, which includes the Ares rocket program and the development of the Orion crew capsule. (It's not going over well with Florida lawmakers. Background here.)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:27am]


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