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I love the space shuttle discovery as it will pull into the place where we'll spend the rest of his today is -- the retired spacecraft is on rates in the annex.
I'm the national air and space museum and that is at Dulles international airport at.
Doesn't fit in that wonderful facility that they have on the Washington mall there.
It is the oldest surviving shuttle at logged more than 365.
Days a full year in space.
39 Michelin missions that diehard shuttle took in 27 years and I'm joined now by Tim Hughes who is chief counsel -- space act.
Between talk about a second and also on the phone captain -- attorney and former astronaut and the last man to walk on the moon and let me start with you act captains -- -- on the phone.
And we instant video of you in that moment on that last moonwalk look -- clear minded to look at the end of this the space shuttle program there.
Good morning -- it's always wonderful OB which you well -- -- like probably has several people out of Washington on.
A little disappointed.
Because it did its signified the yeah.
Because as a draw they have this country's space exploration in this country and you know here we are they would no -- going nuts and they don't want nobody -- and so I -- I look at it a little bit differently probably than most people do.
-- -- It has been a long mission that has been sort of the focus really of the space program for so long.
And now we're talking about the future and we talk about that -- a few minutes with mr.
And that would be sort of a quiet side public -- it would get together to make our future dreams in space happen what do you think about that.
Well I'm -- -- I'm all for the future and I'm a 100% in its support those are the yeah.
But the public participation of the largest public and private but right now we're really subsidizing what we call it -- program.
Private sector -- of our nation's space program which.
You know -- long run maybe five but the bottom line is we still won't have.
They program we still don't have a mission we -- only have a commitment.
We still don't have a goal.
And and you know we got a lot of there's a lot of gibberish out there how wonderful the future's going to be able without a real -- that features never gonna come about.
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