Interestingly, NASA’s chief administrator, Michael Griffin, apologized for his somewhat bizarre remarks of last week. What remarks? The ones that (among other things) essentially sidelined a huge amount of the work people in his own organization are busy with. See here for a reminder. He made his apology at JPL on Monday:
â€œunfortunately, this is an issue which has become far more political than technical, and it would have been well for me to have stayed out of it.â€
â€œAll I can really do is apologize to all you guys…. I feel badly that I caused this amount of controversy over something like this,â€ he said.
More can be found in the full MSNBC article I found about the matter.
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