Bolden World Tour Update

Saudi Arabia signs two agreements with Nasa, Guf News

"Riyadh: The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed two agreements with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). The deals signed on the sidelines of the Saudi International Space and Aeronautics Technology Conference that began in Riyadh on Saturday are for extended scientific cooperation and exchange of research between them. They also signed a letter of intent in the space and aeronautics area."

NASA Chief Who Called Muslim Outreach 'Foremost' Job Heads to Saudi Arabia, Fox

"Though Bolden's comments about Muslim outreach earlier raised concerns that the White House was squeezing him into an out-of-place diplomatic role, NASA spokesman John Yembrick said the trip "was not initiated" by either the White House or the State Department. "This trip, including the visit to Saudi Arabia, is driven by specific, appropriate agency-level objectives," he said in an e-mail."

Space: More neighborhood than frontier,

"Gen. Charles F. Bolden, administrator of NASA, told delegates that NASA seemed to have a secure future after the recent passing of the budget authorization bill by the House of Representatives in late September. Bolden opined recently that he felt that NASA's projected move away from the moon-focused space programs to a wider program of research and possibly near earth object study and interdiction was the way forward."

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