Manned flights to the moon and Mars appear to be in doubt as NASA awaits word on its future under President-elect Barack Obama. The transition has reportedly been tense, with Administrator Michael Griffin seeking to protect plans for the Ares I rocket against cost-cutting efforts by the new team. In an e-mail to The Washington Post, Griffin railed against politicians "dictating design solutions to NASA," though he denied reports of a shouting match with Lori Garver, leader of the Obama transition team at the space agency.

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