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July 20th, 2011
09:53 AM ET

After Atlantis lands tomorrow, what's next for NASA? Administrator Bolden explains

Today, Atlantis' astronauts will begin the job of preparing their shuttle for landing at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday. The shuttle mission, STS-135 on Atlantis, will conclude NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program, leaving many to wonder what's next for NASA and space exploration.

Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, joins Ali Velshi today on American Morning to explain the future of commercial space adventure and to discuss the legacy of NASA's space shuttle program.

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  1. paul

    If the space shuttle is the best orbital platform in the world, and no one has anything close to it even on the drawing boards,, then I got to ask why are we retiring it? Is there no longer a job for a ship with its capabilities? Is it just too expensive that some one trying to start a space company filling that role couldn't build one, hire all these ppl losing their jobs that know how to operate it and make money taking loads and passengers to space?

    July 21, 2011 at 8:09 am |