The NASA Administrator Guessing Game Continues

Who Will Serve as NASA Administrator?, Washington Post

"President Obama will speak with Shuttle Discovery astronauts today as they wrap up a series of spacewalks high above. But they still don't have a boss back here on Earth. "I will soon be appointing a new NASA director," Obama recently told a group of reporters from regional newspapers. "I think it's important for the long term vibrancy of our space program to think through what NASA's core mission is, and what the next great adventures and discoveries are under the NASA banner." Two weeks since that statement however, there's still no NASA chief and two candidates once believed to be finalists have been tapped for other government jobs: Steve Isakowitz was reappointed chief financial officer at the Energy Department and retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Gration will serve as a special envoy to Sudan."

Next NASA chief remains a subject of speculation and rumors, Orlando Sentinel

"Whatever the case, insiders say that Obama is unlikely toname anybody to the job before next month, despite urging byFlorida legislators that hepick somebody for thepost soon."

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