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New Director of Johnson Space Center Faces Cutbacks, Uncertaintyi
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February 08, 2013 1:54 AM
Two recent U.S. reports by the National Research Council in December, and the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel in January, have criticized U.S. space policy for lacking focus and also the funds necessary to carry out the goals set by the president and Congress. The reports echoed the complaints of many critics, including a number of former astronauts, who say the space shuttle program should not have been ended before there was another vehicle to replace it. VOA's Greg Flakus has more on the story from Houston, Texas.

New Director of Johnson Space Center Faces Cutbacks, Uncertainty

Published February 07, 2013

Two recent U.S. reports by the National Research Council in December, and the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel in January, have criticized U.S. space policy for lacking focus and also the funds necessary to carry out the goals set by the president and Congress. The reports echoed the complaints of many critics, including a number of former astronauts, who say the space shuttle program should not have been ended before there was another vehicle to replace it. VOA's Greg Flakus has more on the story from Houston, Texas.


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