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Dec302010

Discovery Faces Delay, NASA Employees Question Future of Program

Photo Courtesy -- NASA(WASHINGTON) – Work is underway on the shuttle Discovery after inspections revealed even more cracks in the external tank.

An oversight team will determine next week whether the shuttle will stay with the scheduled launch date of Feb. 3.

Meanwhile, reports are circulating that dissension has begun to penetrate NASA’s ranks as employees question the program’s direction.
 
Employees have reportedly begun wearing shirts embroidered with the phrase, “WWED,” or “What Would Elon Do?” Elon refers to Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, who invested his personal fortune to pursue a dream of sending people into space.

Some at NASA question whether private space entrepreneurs, like Elon, are more capable of leading the space program. 

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