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With Trump, Gingrich and GOP calling the shots, NASA may go back to the moon

NASA has struggled for decades with strategic uncertainty, and there’s nothing like a partisan transition in the White House to discombobulate everyone. There will surely be a new administrator, and new ambitions, and disfavored programs, with associated budget cuts (Earth Science is a likely target).

Right this minute, though, no one seems to know what’s going to happen with America’s civilian space agency. The chaotic Trump transition operation has yet to send a delegation to NASA headquarters. NASA’s in-house transition team is standing by, and you can imagine that people are getting a bit jittery. There are deadlines to meet. Everything’s in a holding pattern. – READ MORE