CONGRESSMEN: NO TO SPACE PLANE

Congressional overseers may put the brakes on the Orbital Space Plane -- NASA's planned near-Earth ship to take astronauts to and from the International Space Station.In a letter, Leaders of the House Science Committee told NASA chief Sean O'Keefe that work on the Plane should be put on ice until "we - the Congress, the White House, and NASA - have reached any agreement... on appropriate NASA goals for human space flight" and on how the craft fits in with those plans.

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