Former astronaut and Sen. Bill NelsonBill NelsonExpanded laptop ban alarms travel industry Why does air travel seem so miserable? Offshore drilling opponents gear up for Gulf fight 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.