FOXNews.com - NASA Outreach Program 'Confirmed' Despite White House Denial, Rep Says: "Rep. Pete Olson, ranking Republican on the Space and Aeronautics House Subcommittee, told FoxNews.com that Bolden described the outreach program as part of the administration's space plan during a conversation they had in June.�
'He confirmed it to me,' Olson said. The Texas Republican said he thinks the program existed until the 'uproar' compelled the administration to rethink it.�
Though Bolden mentioned the outreach months ago during a speech in February, it drew widespread attention after he described it as a 'foremost' priority during an interview with Al Jazeera last month. The administration initially stood by the claim, but White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that Bolden misspoke and that the outreach is 'not the task of NASA.'�"