President’s plan revamps station research

By Keith Cowing
January 13, 2004
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President’s plan revamps station research

The scientific research conducted aboard the International Space Station by the United States will be completely revamped under President Bush’s new space policy.

Bush on Wednesday is expected to announce a new focus for America’s human space exploration efforts. Missions will be directed outward from Earth to the moon and, eventually, Mars and the asteroids. Sources told United Press International American assets on the space station will be dedicated to meeting that goal.

Senior administration sources told UPI that just as the U.S. space shuttle fleet is retired to make way for a new vehicle to carry humans into space, the space station will find itself reoriented to a more focused set of tasks.

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