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Q: Why is NASA retiring the Space Shuttle?

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, May 15, 2011

A: Because President George W. Bush wanted it that way.

Seriously.

No joking.

AP Science Writer Seth Borenstein wrote an interesting Q & A style column about the shuttles’ retirement, which was published Fri May 13, 6:01 pm ET.

His article – which offers an explanation – follows below.

WASHINGTON – As the space shuttle program winds down, questions are flying about what’s happening and why. The launch countdown began Friday for the second-to-last flight. Some answers about the end of the space shuttle:

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