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What will NASA’s astronauts do now they may be jobless?

There is concern at NASA regarding how to find work for all its astronauts following the demise of the space shuttle fleet and President Obama’s bid to axe the shuttles’ planned manned spaceflight successor, the Constellation programme.

If the Obama administration’s plans are accepted by Congress, two of NASA’s main humans-in-space activities will be gone, leaving nothing for astronauts to do but help crew the International Space Station (ISS), a task which is shared with most of the other spacegoing nations in the world.

See more here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/11/nasa_jobless_spacemen/

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