The space program: To infinity, and beyond

Former astronaut and Sen. Bill NelsonBill NelsonElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Overnight Finance: Senate rejects funding bill as shutdown looms | Labor Dept. to probe Wells Fargo | Fed to ease stress test rules for small banks Overnight Energy: Judges scrutinize Obama climate 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.