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Bob Crippen
Bob Crippen is a former astronaut who served as pilot of first space shuttle mission (STS-1); commander of three other space shuttle missions (STS-7, STS-41C, STS-41G); and former director of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He is a current member of the Coalition for Space Exploration Board of Advisors.

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NASA Is Not Out of Business

(30) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Since the end of the Space Shuttle program the questions have grown louder and louder. Many Americans I speak to, and articles covering the space program, ask, "What happened to NASA?"

Those questions are understandable because there has been an on-going debate on what NASA should do for the next...

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