Obama to Host Space Conference in April

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The space shuttle has just four more planned flights.
TAMPA (2010-3-8) -

President Obama is heading to the Space Coast to host a conference on space exploration on April 15th.

The White House says Obama will unveil an ambitious plan for NASA.

The space program is coming in for a landing, with just four more flights planned. The President scrapped its replacement program, "Constellation," which aimed to put astronauts back on the moon.

President Obama's proposed budget backs private spaceships and developing new rocket technology.

The proposed budget backs private spaceships and developing new rocket technology. It calls for spending $6 billion over the next five years to transfer work to commercial companies.

Officials at Kennedy Space Center expect the changes to affect thousands of jobs.

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