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#1 2008-03-27 00:22:32

Registered: 2005-06-16
Posts: 3,230

Re: Alan Stern resigns - was he pushed or did he jump?

WASHINGTON -- NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin issued the following statement Wednesday regarding the announcement that Dr. S. Alan Stern, NASA associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, has decided to leave the agency.

"Alan has rendered invaluable service to NASA as the Principal Investigator for the Pluto/New Horizons mission, as a member of the NASA Advisory Council, and as the associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate. While I deeply regret his decision to leave NASA, I understand his reasons for doing so, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Administrator Announces Science Mission Directorate Leadership Changes

Stern shook up SMD and many people have said for the better. It's hard to see that he's leaving for another job so soon. Changing things makes a lot of enemies. His reorganization of the Mars program, insistence on experienced project PIs and lack of support for Arecibo may have all combined to push him out.

Let's go to Mars and far beyond -  triple NASA's budget !   #space channel !!    - videos !!!


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