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New NASA administrator selected

Posted by: thomson - Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:06 pm
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Post New NASA administrator selected   Posted on: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:06 pm
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has asked retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Gration, one of his top foreign policy and military advisers during his campaign, to take the helm of NASA, according to a source informed of the selection.

http://www.space.com/news/090113-obama-nasa-administrator.html

He does not have any space-related experience. I couldn't find anything regarding his views on space activities or anything related. Hmmm. Will he be able to steer NASA thru post-shuttle time? What do you think, guys?

To quote Han Solo "I have bad feelings about this...".


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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:50 am
So far I only read that as rumour. I'm not sure if that is already fixed.
One comment I read on that was: "Do we now get a stargate?"

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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:39 am
I wonder whether this would signal a shift from Ares I to an EELV launcher as he is an ex military man and might be more liely to use military hardware. The old EELV argument has been raising its head again recently and he might be more supportive.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:43 am
The scuttle-butt is that NASA is getting rolled into the DoD.

Curious.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:38 pm
With an astronaut as the new administrator and another 2 astronauts sitting on the constellation review panel, I think that the safety concerns for constellation's crews will play a big role in whether the program goes further.

This budget cut is a possible indication that Constellation may be on very shaky ground.

http://www.al.com/business/huntsvilleti ... xml&coll=1

Listening to Ross Tierney on the Space Show and reading some of the literature on the Direct website would indicate that this might be a better approach.

http://www.thespaceshow.com/detail.asp?q=1167

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