According to this Houston Chronicle report, Texas officials are feeling slighted in the wake of the U.S. government’s recent announcement of $15 million in federal aid for Florida workers dislocated by changes in NASA’s human spaceflight program and believe the Obama administration’s motives are political. Houston, which hosts NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has received no such promises despite the fact that it too, will be affected by the space shuttle’s impending retirement.
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With NASA's space shuttle program winding down, Roger Pielke Jr. and Radford Byerly have tallied its lifetime costs in a letter to the journal Nature.