Spending Watchdog Endorses Pulling Plug on Constellation

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The nonprofit advocacy group Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) endorsed President Barack Obama’s plan to cancel NASA’s Constellation program and replace it with a human spaceflight program that emphasizes new technologies and greater reliance on the private sector for transporting astronauts to the international space station, according to a March 25 press release from the group.

“President Obama has taken a step in the right direction by proposing to cancel the unsustainable Constellation Program in favor of looking to increased reliance on the private sector and investment in technologies that can lower the cost of human space exploration,” CAGW President Tom Schatz said in a statement. “Congress should not interfere with this objective.”