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May 16, 2011 12:04 PM by Matt Stafford

Local response to the future of the U.S. space program

America's second-to-last shuttle launch was a success. Shuttle Endeavour launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida just before 7 a.m. local time. NASA and the federal government will be looking for their next method of space travel. In the meantime it looks like the U.S. could be buying seats on the rockets of other countries (like Russia) as well as freeing up the private sector to see what they come up with.

Part of the effort to find that next method and keep the U.S. space program growing is located in Colorado Springs. The Space Foundation works on several levels; including educational, public policy shaping, and support generating to promote America's space program.

Tonight on News First 5 we'll talk to the Space Foundation about what's being done, and also hear what you have to say aboutthe future of the space program.

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