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2009-07-16 06:35:00

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Lori Beth Garver was confirmed as NASA's deputy administrator. As administrator, Bolden will lead the NASA team and manage its resources to advance the agency's missions and goals. "It is an honor to have been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to lead this great NASA team," Bolden said. "Today, we have to choose....

2009-07-15 21:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Lori Beth Garver was confirmed as NASA's deputy administrator. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) As administrator, Bolden will lead the NASA team and manage its resources to advance the agency's missions and goals. "It is an honor to have been nominated by...

2009-05-26 15:52:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIA is pleased with President Obama's nominations of retired General Charles Bolden as NASA administrator and Lori Garver as deputy administrator. These nominations reflect the President's commitment to ensuring a sound U.S. space program. Together, Bolden and Garver's leadership, experience and vision will guide NASA at a very important time when decisions about the future of America's space leadership will be made on several fronts. From...

2009-05-26 12:55:00

RESTON, Va., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., United States Marine Corps (retired), and Lori B. Garver, president of Capital Space, LLC, on their respective appointments by President Barack Obama as NASA Administrator and Deputy Administrator. AIAA President Dave Thompson states: "In a time of great transition in the U.S. civil space program, the twin selections of former astronaut...

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2009-05-23 16:00:00

President Obama will name retired Marine General and former astronaut Charles F. Bolden Jr. as NASA administrator, according to a Los Angeles times report citing three congressional sources. If confirmed by the Senate, Bolden, who flew on the shuttle mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope, would be the first African American to lead the space agency.  Bolden, 62, flew more than 100 combat missions during the Vietnam War before joining NASA for four shuttle flights, two of...

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2009-05-16 08:40:00

U.S. President Barack Obama is considering former astronaut Charles Bolden as the next head of NASA, White House sources said. He will meet with him Monday, and we'll see how that goes, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Friday. Bolden is the candidate favored by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who heads the Senate panel that oversees NASA, Florida Today reported Saturday. Bolden and Nelson flew together on a 1986 shuttle mission when Nelson flew as a payload specialist. Bolden, who...

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2009-01-17 14:30:00

After four years on the job, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin bid farewell to co-workers on Friday, thanking them for their hard work during his tenure and urging them to support his successor.Griffin said his goodbyes during a live televised address from NASA headquarters in Washington. He became NASA's 11th administrator in 2005, just a couple of years after the Columbia disaster.Griffin, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, offered his letter of resignation as the federal...

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2009-01-15 11:05:00

Speculation erupted on Wednesday due to new reports that President-elect Barack Obama may be considering his new appointee to take over as NASA chief. Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Jonathan "Scott" Gration is unknown to people close to NASA, but he shares a close personal relationship with incoming president Obama. Gration accompanied Obama during a trip through Africa, about which he said: "in the shadow of Nelson Mandela's prison cell, I saw a leader with the understanding to build new...

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2009-01-01 15:35:00

Wife of NASA chief Michael Griffin e-mailed a request to President-elect Barack Obama on Christmas Eve urging him to let her husband keep his job. Rebecca Griffin sent the e-mail titled "Campaign for Mike" to friends and family in hopes of forming a petition to urge Obama to keep her husband on as NASA Administrator. "And if this is inappropriate, I'm sorry," Rebecca Griffin wrote. The petition, spurred by Scott "Doc" Horowitz of Park City, Utah, an ex-astronaut and former NASA associate...

2008-12-03 15:31:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale announced Wednesday her intent to resign from the agency, effective Jan. 17, 2009, in advance of the new administration coming into office. She has served as NASA's second-in-command since November 2005. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "It has been an honor for me to work with those who support America's space program," Dale said. "It is a highly dedicated group, made up of...