Critics Say NASA Ignoring Its ‘Backup Plan’ Rule


In this Tuesday, July 5, 2011 picture, NASA Mission Control founder Chris Kraft stands in the old Mission Control at Johnson Space Center in Houston. First moonwalker Neil Armstrong, first American in orbit John Glenn, Mission Control founder Kraft, Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell, first shuttle pilot Robert Crippen and others are pushing for a last minute reprieve for the about-to-be-retired space shuttle fleet. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A somewhat generational battle over NASA’s future is escalating even as NASA is about to close the book on the space shuttle era.

Heroic former astronauts and some current top managers are stepping up their criticism of an agency they see ending its only way to get astronauts into space and going nowhere fast. NASA’s chief counters that his agency is heading somewhere new for a change and dismisses critics as people who “must all be living on another planet.”

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