Nuclear power O’Keefe priority The Huntsville Times

The first problem NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe wants his newly minted Advisory Council to tackle is how to use nuclear technology in space – a project that heavily involves Huntsville’s Marshall Space Flight Center. O’Keefe and other NASA officials outlined a new approach for the NASA Advisory Council Tuesday that would break the 20-member board into two groups – one for policy group and one for science and technology. Huntsville lawyer Mark McDaniel, who serves on the council, is lobbying to be placed in the policy group. The science group’s members would focus on which missions NASA should or could tackle, while the policy group would tackle how the space agency could solve key problems.