The latest from Frederick A. Tarantino

  • Advancing Technology, Engaging the Next Generation

    There is much to applaud in U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed 2011 NASA budget. One should look beyond simply the transportation component of the NASA program and realize that many of the scientific and technological aspects of the budget proposal are extremely important for the agency’s long-term success. In the upcoming budgetary debates, let us be mindful that future NASA missions will be ever more challenging and require continual technical advancement and engagement with the next generation of researchers at America’s universities. We believe the president’s budget request takes this long-term perspective that NASA requires.