Former astronaut and Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonInterior head to travel to Carolinas to discuss off shore drilling Overnight Finance: Trump touts trade agenda in State of the Union address | Consumer Bureau ruled constitutional | Fed leaves rates unchanged Green group backs Sens. Baldwin, Nelson for reelection 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.