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Will Obama Merge NASA and the Pentagon?

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References:
NASA has been at the forefront of some of our history's most important space and weather discoveries, so it's only natural that president-elect Obama and his transition team are discussing ways to better utilize NASA's resources.

One of the options Obama's team is exploring is a merger between the Pentagon's military space exploration program and NASA. "No one really has a firm idea what NASA's cost savings might be, but the military's launch vehicles are basically developed. You don't have to build them from scratch," says John Logsdon, a policy expert at the National Air and Space Museum, who has met with Obama's advisors.

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