Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress
The head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.
Bolden says there's no significant impact to the commercial space program this fiscal year, but automatic budget cuts could affect how much the space agency can dole out to private companies down the road. With the shuttles retired, NASA is relying on private enterprise to fly cargo and eventually astronauts to the orbiting lab.
The latest SpaceX trip started off with a mechanical problem. CEO Elon Musk says engineers have found the cause and says it won't happen again.
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