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(Studio: Lester Holt) The return home of the space shuttle Discovery from the International Space Station noted.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The new plan from President Obama's administration for the future of space flight & exploration examined; details given about the potential role of commercial companies in manned flight & the role of politically connected billionaire Elon Musk in the space business & the problems for his SpaceX company. [OBAMA - talks about transformation.] [MUSK - speaks about SpaceX & NASA & space transport via the commercial sector.] [Aerospace executive Tom YOUNG - says there is a low probability of success.] [Former NASA administrator Mike GRIFFIN, former astronaut Gene CERNAN - assess the concept of commercial space.]
- Holt, Lester;
- Myers, Lisa
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