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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 3729

On October 11, 2010, the President signed into law:

S. 3729, the “National Aeronautics Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010,” which authorizes appropriations to NASA for FYs 2011-2013; requires development of a Space Launch System that can access the regions of space beyond low-earth orbit; requires continued support for development of commercial crew and cargo transportation capabilities; supports use of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2020; and requires one additional Space Shuttle mission to the ISS in FY 2011.