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December 5, 2012
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2011 image provided by NASA shows the International Space Station photographed by a member of Atlantis’ STS-135 crew during a fly around as the shuttle departed the station on the last space shuttle mission. A panel of outside experts said Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 that NASA is adrift without a coherent vision for where it should be going. The report by the National Academy of Sciences doesn’t blame the space agency. It faults the president, Congress and the nation.