a) NASA is really feeling the budget cuts so they dug around for
a "biggie" in an attempt to get more funds,
b) Clinton wants to "do a Kennedy" so he got his minions to dig around
for suitable material.
Your local bookie, Rob Harley Esquire, is taking bets at unbeatable odds!
PS: In either case, I imagine the popular rags will bleat about it
briefly and then it will run down like an old balloon.