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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will serve as headquarters for the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024.
Bridenstine made the announcement at the Alabama facility, accompanied by lawmakers from that state.
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The announcement, which means potential jobs and prestige for Alabama, disappointed lawmakers from Texas who had lobbied for a site in their state.
'That landing system is going to be led out of the Marshall Space Flight Center right here in Huntsville, Alabama,' Bridenstine said.
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'Now, I will say this was not a decision that was made lightly,' Bridenstine added, explaining Marshall's history building Apollo lunar spacecraft a half century ago.
Texas lawmakers had wanted the Johnson Space Center in Houston to be picked.
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