WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. prepares to address the National Press Club Newsmakers Luncheon July 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. With the final space shuttle launch a ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. prepares to address the National Press Club Newsmakers Luncheon July 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. With the final space shuttle launch a week away, Bolden gave assurances that the United States would continue to lead in the exploration of space and talked about NASA's plans to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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