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SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle program is underway, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company (LMSSC) has played a significant role from the very beginning.
NASA's chief said Thursday, that the cost of continuing the life of the space shuttle past next year's planned retirement is $3 billion a year plus extending the risk of a deadly accident.
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said he wants to know if the U.S. space shuttle can fly beyond its planned retirement in 2010, an e-mail shows. The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Saturday that an e-mail it obtained reveals Griffin ordered his staff to research the question.
Engineers designing the new U.S. moon rocket said Thursday they plan to cover part of it with the same type of foam that doomed Columbia and has been a problem throughout the space shuttle program.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA would get an additional $1 billion in funds to help cover the costs of returning the space shuttle to flight under a bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
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