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News briefs: January 23
Posted: Thu, Jan 24, 2002, 10:23 AM ET (1523 GMT)
  • US Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) cautioned new NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe not to closely tie NASA to the Defense Department, Space News reported Wednesday. Mikulski made her comments during an appearance she and O'Keefe made at Goddard Space Flight Center, part of O'Keefe's introductory tour of NASA’s field centers. O'Keefe has previously mentioned that there should be more cooperation on technology development and other matters between NASA and the military.
  • NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe may also be more politically active than his predecessor. The Huntsville Times reported that O'Keefe has been asked to speak at a fundraiser for the Alabama Republican Party during an upcoming visit to the Marshall Space Flight Center. A NASA spokesman said that O'Keefe was "considering" the invitation to attend the February 9 event.
  • Japan and South Korea agreed Wednesday to cooperate in space activities, the Kyodo News Service reported. Details of cooperative activities between Japan's NASDA space agency and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute will be finalized by May, and may including flying South Korean experiments on the International Space Station. The agreement is part of a larger effort to strength ties between the two nations, who are co-hosting the 2002 World Cup soccer finals.
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