Let's hope these words don't sound prophetic in 10 years
NASA is retiring the space shuttle program in 2010, and we'll have no capability to get into space until Orion comes online, which is scheduled to be 2015.
"I truly believe the gap of five years is a security threat to our country," said [Senator Kay Bailey] Hutchison during a visit by the two lawmakers to a Lockheed Martin test lab for Orion development near the Johnson Space Center. "I just hope we don't have to wait for a crisis."
One wonders whether certain parts of the rest of the world will join the utopian demilitarization of space that currently exists.
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