House GOP members demand study of NASA budget cuts

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Fifteen House Republicans are now calling on the Obama administration to appoint a team of NASA experts to study the president’s latest space budget request.

In a letter Thursday to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, the GOP lawmakers recommended the panel assess how the White House 2011 space spending proposal would impact NASA vehicle development, U.S. access to the International Space Station and the country’s future leadership in manned space flight.

The 15 Republicans also requested NASA deliver its findings in a report to the entire Congress within 30 days.

Ultimately, the group’s request arrives in direct response to President Barack Obama’s plan to cut NASA’s Constellation program — the manned mission to the Moon developed by former President George W. Bush in 2005.

Full story: House GOPers demand study of White House’s NASA budget proposal – via The Hill’s Hillicon Valley