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Bolden said in an interview that his main job over the next few months will be to champion an "agreed-upon compromise strategy to get first to Mars and then beyond. And we don't have that yet."
Bolden met with President Barack Obama on Monday, and some experts said he seems to be signaling a refocusing of NASA's general exploration plan.
A former astronaut, Bolden also vowed to extend the life of the international space station beyond 2016, the year the Bush administration planned to aband...