Forget Mars: Ex-NASA Exec Says Agency’s Next Mission Should Be Studying, Acting on Climate Change
- Jul 22, 2019 6:28 pm GMT
Amid a flood of news accompanying the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, and continuing hype about humanity returning to the lunar surface and pushing on to Mars, a former deputy administrator of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) says the agency should focus its attention closer to home.
“NASA was not created to do something again,” writes Lori Garver, the agency’s deputy between 2009 and 2013, in a Washington Post opinion piece. “It was created to push the limits of human understanding —to help the nation solve big, impossible problems that require advances in science and technology.”
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