Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday September 24, 2011

Apollo Astronauts to Congress: Bring Back the Space Shuttles

Admittedly it is an uphill battle, but that is not going to stop two famous astronauts from proposing halting the retirement of the space shuttles. Gene Cernan and Neil Armstrong told Congress to get NASA back into the business of transporting its own astronauts into space and not to depend on other nations for a lift.

"Get the shuttle out of the garage," Cernan told members of the House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology. "It's in its prime of its life. How could we just put it away?"