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Bush Chooses Physicist to Head NASA

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Physicist Michael Griffin has been chosen by the president to lead NASA as it prepares to resume space shuttle flights.

NASA will attempt to meet the goal set by the White House of sending astronauts back to the moon.

According to a Reuters article,

“Griffin would succeed Sean O’Keefe, who presided over NASA during the troubled period that followed the Feb. 1, 2003, shuttle Columbia disaster, which killed seven astronauts and brought widespread criticism of the U.S. space agency’s ‘broken safety culture.’

The shuttle fleet has not flown since the accident and Bush has set out a vision that would replace the shuttles with a new space vehicle meant to take Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars.”

Griffin who worked at NASA under the other Bush, is head of the Space Department at Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory.

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