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What was the point of that Mr Bolden?

9 Apr 2010, 17:37 UTC
What was the point of that Mr Bolden?
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Listening in from Frankfurt airport’s gate B31 yesterday this blogger wondered what would result from the morning’s surprise media telecon announcement that had the inspiring title of NASA Announces Future Work Assignments for Field Centers - and bar a few nuggets of info about the 15 April space summit what was left unsaid was more interesting
One wonders if the telecon was called simply to rebuff NASAWatch and others latest claims about what is going on behind closed doors. Certainly one US journalist got to ask about those NASAWatch Shuttle lives-on claims and NASA administrator Charles Bolden was happy to shoot down those theories. Theories about a future that members of Congress intend to shape themselves, so the outcome is anyone’s guess
Or was it called to put into the public domain a bit of background for the forthcoming 15 April space summit that president Barack Obama will attend? This mystery event, which had one space state politician putting a letter asking for any info on the summit into the public domain, is going to see discussion groups apparently – with politicians, academics, scientists, industry executives. Has no one at the White House watched the Congressional hearings?
The politicians will ...

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