Former astronaut and Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonDem asks airlines to cap airfares ahead of Hurricane Maria Trump encourages Rick Scott to run for Senate Overnight Regulation: House moves to block methane rule | Senators wrestle with allowing driverless trucks | EPA delays toxic waste rule MORE (D-Fla.) was pleased with what President Obama told him Wednesday about the future of the space program, and took to Twitter to share the message.

Nelson tweeted:
White House tells me the president will fly all nine remaining shuttle missions - even if it means flying the shuttle an extra year.