Bolden update; Lunar tech data purchase

Charles Bolden’s situation as NASA chief looks a bit tenuous. Sure seems petty that he wasn’t invited to the authorization bill signing: /– [Signs of NASA chief’s exile to sidelines put his future in question – Houston Chronicle][1] /– [NASA’s Bolden walks tight rope on China trip: NASA administrator Bolden’s trip to China comes at a time of upheaval in the US human spaceflight program, including doubt about Bolden’s future at the space agency’s helm – Christian Science Monitor][2] /– [Bolden heads to China this weekend for joint space talks – Spaceflight Now ][3] === More about the lunar rover data purchase contracts: /– [NASA to Spend Up to $30 Million on Private Moon Data – SPACE.com][4] /– [NASA Embraces Commercial Lunar Explorers and Becomes Customer of Google Lunar X PRIZE Competitors – X PRIZE Foundation][5] /– [Dynetics Awarded NASA Contract to Develop Robotic Technologies to Enable Affordable Human Space Exploration – Rocket City Space Pioneers ][6]

[1]: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/7249634.html [2]: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/1016/NASA-s-Bolden-walks-tight-rope-on-China-trip [3]: http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1010/12boldenchina/ [4]: http://www.space.com/news/nasa-contracts-private-moon-data-101015.html [5]: http://www.xprize.org/media-center/press-release/nasa-embraces-commercial-lunar-explorers-and-becomes-customer-of-google-l [6]: http://www.rocketcityspacepioneers.com/?p=news&id=2

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