NASA 'intrusions' may deter rocket scientists

 作者:咸睨     |      日期:2019-03-08 04:13:00
FORGET rocket science, space researchers are at the heart of an extraordinary legal battle over privacy. The case will help to clarify whether the US federal government can legally perform extensive background checks on employees doing non-classified work. It could affect NASA’s ability to attract top scientists. In 2005, Robert Nelson, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, led a group of 28 colleagues in objecting to background checks introduced by JPL as part of efforts to beef up homeland security. The group sued,