JSC's future relies on moon program compromise
The White House and Congress are working toward a compromise to salvage parts of the NASA moon program crucial to Houston's Johnson Space Center.
The uproar in NASA-dependent states that greeted President Barack Obama's proposal to cancel the $108 billion Constellation program has broadened geographically into a Republican and Democrat drive on Capitol Hill to protect features of the program.
Everyone recognizes that it's untenable to have a schizoid situation where the White House wants to kill the moon program and Congress wants to save it," says space program historian John Logsdon, former head of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. "They're searching for common ground."
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