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NASA: Sequestration could interfere with plans to launch manned spacecraft by 2017

Delila James | Science Recorder | March 31, 2013

NASA: Sequestration could interfere with plans to launch manned spacecraft by 2017

NASA warns against budget cuts.

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.

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