Remarks by NASA Deputy Administrator Lori B. Garver at the American Astronautical Society 48th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium in Greenbelt, MD March 10, 2010
So this is what we mean in the new budget- better aligning NASA with our Nation’s priorities. It will bring us greater environmental quality. It will drive our economy through greater emphasis on technology and innovation. It will contribute to our country’s international relations through increased opportunities for international collaboration in many NASA programs, through benefits to people around the world, and through the extended use of the Space Station. It will inspire young people to go into science, technology, and math because there are so many more hands-on opportunities to work on NASA-related projects that truly contribute to society. And from a purely NASA-centric standpoint, NASA had to change in order to be relevant and sustainable in the future and to position ourselves for a bright future.