Extra Space Shuttle Flight Could Take Off

By: AP
By: AP

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - There's still the matter of money.
But it looks increasingly likely that NASA will get an extra space
shuttle flight.

President Barack Obama signed the NASA 2010 Authorization Act
into law Monday, following last week's approval by Congress. The
measure directs NASA to move forward with an additional shuttle
flight, before retiring the fleet.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says the funding issue should be resolved
once Congress returns to Washington in a lame duck session next

Only two shuttle launches officially remain, with the next one
coming up Nov. 1. The extra space station delivery mission would
take place next June.

Nelson says the additional flight will ease the impact of
shuttle job cuts.

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