Trump names two key figures to have the most significant impact on NASA's future — the new NASA administrator and the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy — have not been announced.
To put that in scientific terms, all the rumor and discussion swirling around the scientific community about NASA's future under a Trump presidency is noise, "not signal," says NASA's new leader of Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen.
Zurbuchen, who took over back in October also said to his staff, "You are leaders in your community, please be a source of signal, not a source of noise," just three weeks ago (December 12, 2016), during the annual Earth Science Town Hall meeting at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.
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Thomas Zurbuchen took over NASA Science Mission in October & tells scientists,
not to worry and basically just hang together and "it's all just noise".
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