Issue Date: May 31, 2010
Space Exploration Plan Under Fire
During a recent Senate hearing concerning the future of human space flight, National Aeronautics & Space Administration Chief Charles F. Bolden Jr. recalled a heated November 1962 conversation between President John F. Kennedy and then-NASA administrator James E. Webb.
Kennedy, who receives much of the credit for helping land the first man on the moon, asked Webb whether NASA’s top priority was a lunar landing.
“Administrator Webb said ‘No,’ ” Bolden recalled during . . .
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