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2006-03-30 18:20:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON -- NASA unveiled a new policy for dealing with the media on Thursday, after accusations it had censored space agency scientists on global warming and the origins of the universe. "Scientific and technical information from or about (space) agency programs and projects will be accurate and unfiltered," the new policy stated. A full text was released online at http://www.nasa.gov. The release came nearly two months after the resignation of a 24-year-old NASA...

2006-02-17 07:03:53

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Congressional leaders asked NASA Thursday to guarantee scientific openness at the agency following accusations that a public affairs officer changed or filtered information on global warming and the Big Bang. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, chairman of the House Science Committee, said that while space administrator Michael Griffin has responded admirably to the allegations, "NASA still has a lot of work to do to ensure openness." "We need free and open inquiry, an agency that...

2006-02-08 16:20:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA, accused of censoring its scientists on global warming and the origin of the universe, pledged on Wednesday to reform its policies to ensure "open and full communications." The move followed more than a week of revelations in The New York Times and on the Internet about internal tussles between NASA writers and researchers and the U.S. space agency's public affairs office at its Washington headquarters. A key figure in the controversy, George...

2006-01-28 18:44:37

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NASA's top climate scientist said the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture in December calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases, The New York Times said on Saturday. In an interview with the newspaper, James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said that officials at the space agency's headquarters had ordered the public affairs staff to review his lectures, papers,...

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