New Panel Will Review NASAâ€™s Shift in Spaceflight
The New York Times
The Obama administration announced Thursday that an independent panel would take a â€œfresh lookâ€ at NASAâ€™s human spaceflight program, a step that could lead to the scuttling of next-generation rockets or an affirmation of the agencyâ€™s direction.
The review will be led by Norman Augustine, a former chief executive of Lockheed Martin who led a major review of the space program in 1990. The panel will consist of about 10 members appointed by Christopher Scolese, the acting NASA administrator, after consultation with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
â€œThey will represent experienced leaders in spaceflight and related fields,â€ said Michael Cabbage, a NASA spokesman. The panel is to report its findings by the end of August.
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