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Ted Cruz and NASA: An Evolving Picture

By Keith Cowing
January 16, 2015
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Ted Cruz and NASA: An Evolving Picture

Ted Cruz’s control of Senate science panel triggers some anxiety, McClatchy via Fresno Bee
“Keith Cowing, editor of NASA Watch, a blog that monitors agency activities and offers commentary, said there had been a very strong reaction in the space community to Cruz’s new position. “It’s half-grounded in truth and half in hysteria,” said Cowing, an astrobiologist and former NASA employee. Cruz, meanwhile, is bullish about NASA concentrating on its core mission.”
Cruz says NASA should refocus on ‘core’ mission, end dependence on Russians, Houston Chronicle
“I am encouraged by the progress of both commercial cargo and commercial crew. But we need a continued focus on the stated exploration objectives with maximum efficiency and expedition. One of the great benefits of space exploration, but also commercial crew and commercial cargo, has been the jobs and economic development that have flowed from allowing innovation and the private sector to play a critical role in space. Texas, and the Houston area in particular, has been a tremendous beneficiary of that private sector activity.”
Ted Cruz Supports NASA’s “Core Mission”, earlier post

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