NASA warns against budget cuts.
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NASA and its commercial partners still plan to send astronauts into space by 2017–unless, that is, the government sequester throws up a roadblock. The sequester is a set of automatic spending cuts to government programs slated to last until 2021.
“We’re still marching along on our 2017 initial flight for a crewed vehicle,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Thursday in a teleconference held to discuss the recent SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station.