Florida senator expects "strong go signal" for NASA

01/5/2010 | Central Florida News 13 (Orlando, Fla.)

The administration's next budget proposal, due in February, "will end up giving a strong go signal" to NASA, predicts Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who says he is in contact with the White House about every other day. Though Nelson says it may be hard to find an extra $3 billion a year for NASA, as proposed by the Augustine Commission, he believes Florida's space economy will fare better than some have predicted. "But still there's going to be a dislocation when you stop flying the space shuttle," he says.

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