neoconservatives have their own agenda, the action of their man in the NASA is just another example.
have a right to know how good or bad is the servicing of the fleets of commercial airlines, and the head of NASA has made
sure there study will not be leaked or obtained through Freedom of Information Act.
Michael Griffin, a Bush appointee, undoubtedly was selected for his political pro-business views, in addition to his
administrative and engineering skills.
dares anyone to examine airline safety data
week's awkward NASA news: The space agency released survey data from interviews with airline and other pilots that it said
last year would reveal safety problems severe enough to damage the airline industry. Unfortunately for safety watchdogs, the
responses, collected from nearly 26,000 airline pilots and 5,000 general aviation pilots between April 2001 and December 2004,
were scrambled and redacted—to preserve the anonymity of respondents and their employers, NASA said—as well as
published as documents rather than spreadsheets, which would have allowed others to sift the information for trends. NASA
Administrator Michael Griffin told reporters the data was of no interest to the public—and anyway the agency didn't
have the funds to continue the project. So there. (NASA, New York