Lots of praise for Sen Hutchison, from Sen Nelson, and that praise is returned.
Notes she was at JSC and met some cub scouts, who asked why NASA is giving up on spaceflight.
"We not giving up, our Shuttles were wearing out (careful Senator!
)..." noting how Auth 2010 has SLS and Orion BEO, COTS to ISS, CCDev to ISS, JWST dev.
"Admin, the actions don't seem to be following the words. We want not only the words, but the actions"
Notes the agreeement (finally) on SLS.
"FY13 was the opportunity to review, which gives me great concern and the commitment."
"I think we have the available funds, but it's a question on how we implement them. I have questions about the amounts requested/commercial crew. I want to hear what you have to say". (Uh oh!)