Obama decries "sense of drift" at space agency

03/12/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

President Barack Obama says he won't make any major decisions regarding space exploration until a new NASA administrator can provide the agency with a "mission that is appropriate for the 21st century." Obama said NASA is suffering from "a sense of drift," and that new leadership is needed "to think through what NASA's core mission is and what the next great adventures and discoveries are under the NASA banner." The president said he would name his choice for administrator soon.

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