What can congressman do about NASA?
Before losing his seat to Republican Pete Olson, Democrat Nick Lampson had been in line to lead the House panel overseeing NASA. Now Clear Lake leaders must depend on an "untested warrior" on Capitol Hill to save NASA's Constellation program.
The Houston Chronicle's Stewart Powell sums up the challenge faced by Olsen this way:
President Barack Obama's plan to cancel NASA's cherished back-to-the-moon Constellation program puts freshman Texas Congressman Pete Olson in a tough spot.
As a conservative Republican who has opposed almost every Obama administration initiative, the 47-year-old Rice University graduate has zero clout at the White House.
Read more about Olsen's mission.
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