Looks like the long, hard slog will end today when Charles Bolden meets with President Obama. Bolden is well regarded throughout the space community, although there's not unanimous approval of his (entirely legal but controversial) work for ATK as a lobbyist for the Ares-1 booster. A lot of decisions about the agency's long-term path, especially the human spaceflight program, need to be made almost immediately. Kudos to Chris Scolese for his yeoman work as Acting Administrator. Now to find the path forward.
"Out there - thataway." - Captain James T. Kirk's course direction in Star Trek - The Motion Picture