The White House and NASA reacted Friday to reports, such as the Science blog post late Thursday, that decisions had made about NASA’s future during Wednesday’s meeting between NASA administration Bolden and President Obama. Both organizations were clearly reading from the same script:
“The meeting with Bolden was informational, not decisional,” White House spokesman Nick Shapiro told Spaceflight Now.
“This conversation (between Obama and Bolden) was not decisional at all,” Morrie Goodman, NASA assistant administrator for public affairs, told Florida Today. “It was informational.”
“The meeting was informational, not decisional,” NASA deputy assistant administrator for public affairs Bob Jacobs posted on Twitter, in response to a comment by NASA’s Wayne Hale. “I know that’s a lot of ‘al’s.’”
Yes, that’s a lot of als, but the point’s clear: no decision has been made. Yet.