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NASA Glenn Coverage: Interview with Former Director John Klineberg

NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is facing the likelihood of drastic cuts in budget and workforce over the next year and a half. The bulk of those cuts will be made in aeronautics programs, one of Glenn's traditional strengths. But it's not the first time NASA Glenn has been threatened with downsizing. In the mid-1990's the entire space agency's budget shrank dramatically and many aeronautics programs were sliced. John Klineberg was the director at Glenn a few years before, from 1987 to 1990. He also worked at NASA headquarters overseeing aeronautics and space technology, then later served as chief of Goddard Space Flight Center before retiring in 1995. Klineberg spoke with ideastream's Karen Schaefer about the latest threats to aeronautics research.