NASA Focused on Deep Space Exploration

NASA – Saturday, Aug. 29 will mark 1,500 days – over four years – we have been without an American capability to get our astronauts to the International Space Station.

For the past five years, Congress has reduced President Obama’s requested funding for our commercial crew program by $1 billion. In the meantime, we’ve sent $1 billion to Russia to secure seats on Soyuz for access to the space station. That’s money that could be invested in our economy, rather than in Moscow.

President of The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Eric Stallmer discusses:

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This isn’t the longest period of time the U.S. Has been without the ability to securely access space. However, it is the longest stretch of time we’ve been without consistent, reliable access to space since the beginning of the modern shuttle era and since the completion of the International Space Station.

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