NASA Chief Calls for “Scientific Openness” Amidst Claims of Gov’t Secrecy

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 3, 2006

Follow-up to recent postings, Gov’t Climate Change Expert Contends Censorship of Data, and Sen. Boxer Calls For Hearings on Censorship of Gov’t Scientists, the New York Times reports that NASA Administrator Michael Griffin issued a “statement of scientific openness” to agency employees, saying, “NASA has always been, is and will continue to be committed to open scientific and technical inquiry and dialogue with the public.”
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