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Senate Proceeding on Sep 16th, 2009 :: 1:02:50 to 1:05:20
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Bill Nelson

1:02:46 to 1:03:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: it is this senator's intention, who loves the space program, both manned and wants to see it continue as a part of our american character as explorers and adventurers, it is my contention that if we ever give that up, we become a second-rate power.

Bill Nelson

1:02:50 to 1:05:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

1:03:08 to 1:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: because you give up a part of yourself. we've always been pioneers, adventurers, explorers. we used to go westward when this country was discovered and built, and now we go upward. so clearly, it's no secret where this senator comes from.

Bill Nelson

1:03:31 to 1:03:51( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: what i would like to get dr. augustine to bring forth out of this extensive deliberation and extensive and detailed and very good report that he has come forward with, justow important it is that y can't

Bill Nelson

1:03:52 to 1:04:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: do a human space program on the cheap, and that nasa has been underfunded for the last decade, and we see t results that we're going to be shutt the space shuttle inhe near future when we have completed the construction of the international space station.

Bill Nelson

1:04:14 to 1:04:34( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: and because nasa has been underfunded that in fact we don't have the next rocket ready. and we've got to go and hire rides to our own space station that we hav paid for and built, we've got to go buy rides from the russians to get there.

Bill Nelson

1:04:35 to 1:04:56( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: that's inexcusable but that's what happened, and it happened over the last decade. nasa was underfunded. the augustine commission has come out in early reports -- and i want to hear this directly from -- i want our committee to hear this directly from dr. augustine -- that if you're going to

Bill Nelson

1:04:57 to 1:05:17( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: flight program that gets you out of low-earth orbit, where our space station is, and allows us to explore other worlds, be it the moon, be it moons on mars, be it asteroids, whatever it is, that nasa needs an additional $3

Bill Nelson

1:05:18 to 1:05:20( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: billion a year for the next decade.

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