Precious little has been said about the specifics of Charlie Bolden’s Wednesday White House meeting with Obama on the future of human spaceflight. But a “Science Insider” blog post over at AAAS has tongues wagging. We can’t vouch for the content…and the post is anonymously sourced…so who really knows? It is worth a look-see, for your reading enjoyment.
But on Friday, the White House said no final decision has been made.
“The meeting with Bolden was informational, not decisional,” said Nick Shapiro, White House spokesman.
“The President confirmed his commitment to human space exploration, and the goal of ensuring that the nation is on a sustainable path to achieving our aspirations in space,” Shapiro said. “Against a backdrop of serious challenges with the existing program, the Augustine Committee has offered several key findings and a range of options for how the nation might improve its future human space flight activities. The two spoke about the Administrator’s work at NASA and they also discussed the Augustine Committee’s analysis.”