Calm down B.A.
Calm down Phil. There are a couple possible explanations for Obama not talking about NASA:
1. Politics. Obama (or his speechwriters) may figure that mentioning NASA would de-rail what he wanted to say.
2. NASA. Let’s face it, NASA is in a bit of a crisis. Certain folks in Congress are being difficult about NASA and the appointment of a NASA Administrator, NASA is being the poster child for public choice theory, and there are several factions within Obama’s team and in NASA. Obama may very well just not yet know what to do about NASA.
There were a few other science oriented agencies not mentioned. I doubt it means anything. Personally, I’m watching for the budget authorizations to hit the floor of the House and Senate.