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AIA Says US Human Spaceflight At Critical Juncture

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by Staff Writers
Arlington VA (SPX) May 20, 2011
The future of the U.S. human spaceflight program is at a critical juncture, said Aerospace Industries Association Vice President for Space Frank Slazer.

"Cutting exploration budgets any further threatens our economic growth potential and risks our leadership in space," Slazer said in testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science and Space.

"As a nation we can choose to continue our leadership in manned exploration and innovation or inevitably fall behind."

U.S. space technology and its many spin-offs have fueled our economy and made us an unquestioned world leader. However, with the retirement of the space shuttle, the United States will have to pay more than $60 million per seat to Russia to transport crews to the International Space Station.

"While cutting the federal deficit is essential to assuring our economic future," Slazer said, "cutting back on exploration investments is a penny-wise but pound-foolish approach that will have an infinitesimal impact on the budget deficit."

Investments in NASA benefit science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, increase American economic prosperity, support national security and are a source of national pride.

In a time when China, India, South Korea and other rapidly developing economies are investing in space technology, maintaining our leadership is more critical than ever.

Read the written testimony. (PDF format)



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