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News briefs: May 14
Posted: Wed, May 15, 2002, 2:31 PM ET (1831 GMT)
  • NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe named two people to key positions within the agency Tuesday, the latest in a string of appointments. Langley Research Center director Jeremiah Creedon was named as the new associate administrator for the Office of Aerospace Technology, replacing Sam Vennari, who will remain as Chief Technologist. O'Keefe also named retired Air Force Major General Michael Kostelnik as deputy associate administrator for International Space Station and Space Shuttle, a new position within NASA.
  • Adequate funding and education are critical to the future of the American aerospace industry, according to testimony before a government-appointed panel Tuesday. The Commission on the Future of the US Aerospace Industry heard testimony from government, military, and business leaders, who stressed the need to increase NASA's funding and invest more in research and development. Encouraging more young people to pursue careers in aerospace is also important giving the current aging workforce.
  • The colors visible in some of the most popular Hubble Space Telescope images released to the public are not necessarily true to reality, according to an article in the National Post newspaper. Image processing specialists within the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) public relations department often make major changes in the colors of images from green to blue to red for one recent, popular image before releasing them to the public. The color section is not completely arbitrary, STScI officials say, noting that they try to choose colors "representative of the physics that are going on in these places."
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