REVITALIZING NASA'S SUBORBITAL PROGRAM: ADVANCING SCIENCE, DRIVING INNOVATION, AND DEVELOPING WORKFORCE, a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council, recommends ways NASA can strengthen its suborbital program, which conducts research using aircraft, balloons, and rockets. The program enables cutting-edge research in areas such as climate science and astrophysics and is vital in developing technologies and training personnel, the report says. It recommends that NASA reorder its priorities to increase funding for this program and create a new leadership position to coordinate it.
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