Ala senator dislikes proposed NASA budget
Huntsville, Ala – - Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby is sharply
criticizing the Obama administration's proposed NASA budget, which
would discontinue a major program at the Marshall Space Flight
Center in Huntsville.
Shelby said Monday the budget plan would begin a "death march"
for the future of human spaceflight. He says Congress shouldn't
allow what he calls the "reckless abandonment" of the program.
The administration's budget doesn't include money for the
Constellation program, which includes the Ares rocket being managed
by the Marshall center at Redstone Arsenal. The goal was to return
Americans to the moon and eventually send astronauts to Mars.
Hundreds of people are working on the project in north Alabama.
NASA already has spent more than $9 billion on Constellation.