Audit sparks concern over NASA center in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — A NASA inspector general’s audit says five NASA testing facilities in Ohio are under-used and potentially expendable.

That has some northern Ohio officials worried about the future of the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and its Sandusky annex that include testing facilities.

The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland (http://bit.ly/14zIZ3o) reports that the five facilities are among at least 33 NASA technical sites nationwide that the recent inspector general’s report labeled as outdated, redundant or lacking a clear future purpose.

Business and political leaders worry that any loss of its facilities could weaken the case for continuing the Glenn center at a time when NASA is facing major budget problems.

NASA Glenn employs more than 3,300 workers and contractors in northern Ohio.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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