The Obama administration says it will not set any long-term priorities in space until late August at the earliest, and NASA, in the meantime, will not initiate any new contracts for a return trip to the moon. Both Washington and Houston are awaiting findings from a new presidential commission headed by former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine. Christopher Scolese, NASA's acting administrator, says the agency's priorities could change once the commission issues its report. "Clearly, if we're on the wrong path, we should change," he says. "If you're asking me if I think we're on the wrong path -- no, I don't."

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