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NASA Needs Stronger Direction to Lead In Space: Report

by Mike Wall, SPACE Senior Writer
Date: 04 December 2012 Time: 12:01 PM ET

Giving NASA a strong dose of stability and direction would help sustain United States leadership in spaceflight and exploration for decades to come, a new report advises.

NASA has been pulled in too many directions for too long, according to the report, which was released today (Dec. 4) by the nonprofit Space Foundation. The agency needs to set a unified, long-term vision and be able to work toward it no matter which way the winds of power are blowing in Washington, D.C.

“We think that if you’ve got your purpose clear, then it becomes easier for you to sit down and detail a 10-year plan and a 30-year plan that you stick to and revisit and revise as you make discoveries,” said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham.

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