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Goldin Drops Plan for New Institutes

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Science  21 Jun 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5269, pp. 1732-1733
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5269.1732

Summary

NASA has scrapped an ambitious plan to create a half-dozen nonprofit science institutes after failing to win White House support for the administrative and legislative changes required to get them up and running. The decision will force NASA Administrator Dan Goldin to find other ways to revitalize research at the agency's dozen centers and strengthen agency ties with academia.