This artist’s conception shows an Orion capsule at the L2 point on the farside of the moon.
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Is NASA Lost in Space or Aimed at Asteroid?

by Leonard David, Space Insider Columnist
Date: 31 December 2012 Time: 07:00 AM ET

A report this month from the National Research Council (NRC) has called NASA’s overall trajectory into question. It pointed out the national disagreement over the U.S. space agency’s goals and objectives, a disparity detrimental to the organization’s planning and budgeting efforts.

The 12-person blue-ribbon study group observed that the White House should take the lead in forging “a new consensus” on NASA’s future in order to more closely align the agency’s budget and objectives and remove restrictions impeding NASA’s efficient operations.

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