OMB Cited as Obstacle to NASA-ESA Mars Cooperation

Credit: Space Policy Online Blog

Written by Marcia Smith

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 16:21

It is rare in Washington for critics of actions by individual government employees to name names in congressional hearings, but today was an exception.  At a House subcommittee hearing on the future of NASA’s planetary science program, Cornell University’s Steve Squyres identified Sally Ericsson at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as the person holding up robotic Mars exploration plans with Europe.

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