Charlie Bolden’s Meandering Strategic Plans

By Keith Cowing on December 28, 2012 7:55 PM

Keith’s note: The President directs NASA to send a human mission to an asteroid and prepare for a trip to Mars in the 2030s. NASA responds with plans to build a space station at L2 and Charlie Bolden says he’ll bang his shoe on the table if the President does not give NASA a mandate to go to Mars and says that a mission to an asteroid doesn’t need to actually go to an asteroid. Now NASA wants to bring an asteroid back to Earth. You can get whiplash if you follow Charlie Bolden’s strategic planning too closely. When it comes to having a coherent, consistent, strategic plan, NASA doesn’t have one. Instead, it spins around in 10 directions at once – as if it has institutionalized Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Someone needs to hit the reset button.

Read more: Charlie Bolden's Meandering Strategic Plans – NASA Watch.

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