Budget deal puts NASA's space exploration plans back on track

January 17, 2014 10:11 PM

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Budget deal puts NASA's space exploration plans back on track

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The federal spending bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on Friday finally picks up the pieces from an initiative that set NASA on a course beyond Earth orbit a decade earlier — a program called Constellation.

Back in 2004, President George W. Bush set the wheels in motion for Project Constellation, at the same time that he set the stage for the completion of the International Space Station and the retirement of the space shuttle fleet.

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