Very interesting! If it's true, then NASA being "ordered" to not self-promote could be the root of their dismally boring publicity - with all the interesting stuff left out. Another case of "too many chiefs", it sounds like.
Anytime a high profile government entity generates a lot of public interest, suddenly fifty "chiefs" come out with conflicting demands. "Don't self-promote to make the public lean on Congress for a bigger NASA budget!" / "Don't mention this or that, it's tied to future military space-weapons!" / "Don't say this or that, we don't want the rest of the world to know what are in those satellites we deploy in space!" / "Don't get people excited about manned space programs, since NASA took twenty years to come up with nada for a shuttle replacement!"
Sad, really. Guess we'll have to shift our interest to private space programs, once they are up and running, ferrying tourists, and mining gold in asteroids. More interesting that NASA's high-drama of watching the weather for a launch ...
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