WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA's chief says a future without space
shuttles or a moon mission could conceivably increase the number of
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said Thursday that because
NASA has more money overall, it should have more jobs compared to
the now-dead moon mission. But more of those jobs will be on
research into airplanes and climate change.
Bolden said in NASA's reorganization some areas that concentrate
on the space shuttle will lose contractor jobs because the shuttle
fleet is being retired this year. It was supposed to be replaced by
a moon mission but the president canceled that. Bolden said that
with new technology and commercial space programs, the agency
should be able to keep federal space shuttle workers on different
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