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    Is the White House messing with Texas? [Houston Chronicle]

    According to this Houston Chronicle report, Texas officials are feeling slighted in the wake of the U.S. government’s recent announcement of $15 million in federal aid for Florida workers dislocated by changes in NASA’s human spaceflight program and believe the Obama administration’s motives are political. Houston, which hosts NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has received no such promises despite the fact that it too, will be affected by the space shuttle’s impending retirement.

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    Policy & Politics

    Congress Mulls Over Space Agency Reboot [Houston Chronicle]

    According to the Houston Chronicle, Reps. John Culberson (R-Texas) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.), both members of the House Appropriations Committee, have begun working on legislation that would make NASA less susceptible to the vagaries of presidential politics that have created a pattern of wasteful starts and stops on big programs over the years.