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After Columbia, a New NASA?

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Science  14 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5609, pp. 998-1000
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5609.998

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Strong political backing and the promise of more money may help NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe fulfill a bold new vision to build a complement to the space shuttle, revolutionize space science missions, and create the steppingstones for human missions beyond Earth orbit. But first the agency must survive the current investigation of the tragic loss of the Columbia and its crew.

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