Volume 88 Issue 22 | p. 49
Issue Date: May 31, 2010

Space Exploration Plan Under Fire

Congress continues to question NASA's new plan for human space exploration
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: NASA, ISS, human space exploration

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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