NASA reaction to failures wrong, scientist says Space Today

The man who took NASA back to the moon with a low-budget spacecraft after a 25-year hiatus fears the nation’s civilian space agency is taking the wrong steps in reacting to the failures of two high-profile Mars missions. Alan Binder, a lunar and planetary scientist, said NASA should turn its space science missions over to small teams of experienced scientists and aerospace engineers who have sole responsibility for their project from conception through design, construction, launch and ultimately operations.