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Subcommittee on Science and Space Committee on Commerce, Science, And Transportation United States Senate: by Michael D. Griffin, Dr.

By Griffin, Michael D., Dr.

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Title: Subcommittee on Science and Space Committee on Commerce, Science, And Transportation United States Senate: by Michael D. Griffin, Dr.  
Author: Griffin, Michael D., Dr.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.), NASA reference publication
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D., Dr, G. M. (n.d.). Subcommittee on Science and Space Committee on Commerce, Science, And Transportation United States Senate. Retrieved from http://medicallibrary.net/


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Excerpt: Madam Chair and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the status and role of the Space Shuttle in human space flight, our plans for the Shuttle?s retirement, our progress in minimizing the gap between the retirement of the Space Shuttle and the introduction of the Crew Exploration Vehicle. On January 14, 2004, President George W. Bush announced the Vision for Space Exploration. The President?s directive gave NASA a new and historic focus and clear objectives. The fundamental goal of this directive for the Nation?s space exploration program is ??to advance U.S. scientific, security, and economic interests through a robust space exploration program.? In issuing this directive, the President committed the Nation to a journey of exploring the solar system and beyond, returning humans to the Moon, and sending robots and ultimately humans to Mars and other destinations. NASA embraced this direction and began a long-term transformation to enable us to achieve this goal...

 
 



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