Today, Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, and Jim Lovell came out in opposition to NASA using Space Act agreements for commercial crewed space funding, which NASA has proposed. As they mention in their letter, given NASA’s constrained budget for the foreseeable future, they agree with House CSJ Appropriations Chairman Frank Wolf that NASA needs to ensure that any funds its handing-out be closely monitored. Their reasoning is that Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contracts “…developed over years of experience and represent lessons learned and best practices in contracting”. They close by noting the use of FAR based contract will “…do everything possible to ensure that any commercial crew services meets standards equal to those that we would enforce would the craft be government owned and operated”. Armstrong and the others support a forced down-select so that limited commercial crew program funds can be better concentrated by having fewer CCP participants, something echoed by Wolf’s Senate counterparts.