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May 17, 2004

NASA Has An Accounting Problem

Auditing Firm Quits

Not only is America's space agency beleaguered by the ongoing revamp of its shuttle program and a new, underfunded vision for space exploration as put forth by President Bush, but now it's in financial hot water. Its former auditing firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, reports $565 billion posted to NASA accounts has been riddled with significant errors and poor documentation.

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Florida, Georgia Schools Chosen For NASA Explorer Program

Given Special Access To NASA Resources

NASA formally announced the next 50 schools chosen to participate in the NASA Explorer Schools Program. The schools were named at the conclusion of the 2004 Leadership Institute/2003 NASA Explorer Schools Student Symposium May 12 in Cocoa Beach (FL). NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe, Associate Administrator for Education Dr. Adena Loston, astronauts, Agency officials, students and teachers were on hand for the announcement.

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Setting Up Housekeeping

ISS Crew Checks Suits, Takes Out Trash

International Space Station Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Science Officer and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke eased into a regular schedule of operations in orbit last week, preparing spacesuits for checkouts next week and loading trash aboard a Progress vehicle that will soon depart.

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