House committee turns up heat on NASA to produce budget details

06/18/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

After NASA missed a deadline on Wednesday to update its budget request for 2011 with details of its new budget plan, the House Committee on Science and Technology is demanding that the agency provide all materials that were used in formulating its proposal by next Friday. The demand comes as the Obama administration proposes replacing NASA's moon transportation plans with commercial enterprises for launching people into orbit and an emphasis on new space technologies, and the House committee is particularly looking for information about a costly lifeboat spacecraft for the International Space Station that President Barack Obama announced in April to replace the Orion capsule.

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