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Press Conference on the Future of NASA Space Program

Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NASA unveiled its new launch system for future deep space missions at a press conference on Capitol Hill.  The new rocket, called the Space Launch System or S-L-S, will include hardware from the space shuttle and now-defunct Constellation programs.

The proposed $10 billion rocket will use a mixture of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen fuel to help cut costs. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was joined by Senate Science Committee Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) and Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space Chairman Bill Nelson (D-FL).

Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 2:44pm (ET)

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