An important Senate jury will decide on a plan, which would put a stop to months of skirmishing between Congress and the White House along with indications that the Obama administration will give its nod to the compromise move. The future of the United States' manned-space program will be decided after this.
U. S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D- Florida backed the bill that aims to crack a deadlock, which began in February, when President Barack Obama said that he would call off the NASA-run Constellation moon-rocket plan, and in its place, make use of commercial firms to send astronauts into low-Earth orbit.
The plan was strongly opposed by Congress underlining the requirement that NASA should have its own spacecraft, which can go to the space station.
On the other hand, the White House wanted to use these funds on other projects like commercial space.
Meanwhile, NASA has started a summer competition for pupils to make the finest inflatable loft for existence in space or in some other universe. The winner will be bestowed with a cash price and his design will be subject to a field trial.
"The idea is that the students will be able to learn and learn about team-ship, systems engineering, and also learn about the future of design for habitats but also innovative technology like inflatable structures", said NASA Space Architect and Habitat Demonstration Unit Project Manager, Kriss Kennedy.