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NASA Officials Discuss Future Space Flight

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –
(AP) - The panel reviewing NASA's future plans
for human space flight is convening for a session in Alabama.
The Human Space Flight Review Committee will hold a public
hearing Wednesday in Huntsville at the U.S. Space and Rocket
Center.
The session will open with a statement by Robert Lightfoot,
acting director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville. It will include a review of NASA's Constellation
program, the agency's current framework for sending astronauts back
to the Moon and on to Mars.
The Obama administration sought the review to assess NASA's
plans for spacecraft once it retires the space shuttle.

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